Salades de Fruits

Fresh Fruit Salads

Select as many fruits as you can, varying the flavor, color, and texture as much as possible. Serve the salad in a glass bowl—this will look very cool on a hot summer day—with perhaps a few mint leaves to decorate it.

Slice the large fruits but leave the small ones whole. Arrange the fruits in layers in a bowl, sprinkle with sugar, red wine, rum, kirsch, and orange or lemon juice. Chill well, then toss gently just before serving.

Each of these combinations is a sample of the variety a salad bowl can have:

  1. Peaches, oranges (sliced, with rind left on), and strawberries with red wine
  2. Apricots, strawberries, pears, and maraschino cherries with lemon juice
  3. Apples (sliced), bananas (sliced and quickly covered with lemon juice to prevent discoloring), and oranges with dark rum and orange juice
  4. Strawberries, raspberries, and red currants with lemon juice and kirsch
  5. Black and white grapes (each grape washed and dried, but not peeled), pears, and blackberries with red wine

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