Cool Season Fruit Bowl

Winter fruits - grapes, oranges, pears

If it’s not quite the time for summery fruits, this medley makes the most of winter and early spring fruits for a luscious and refreshing finale to a meal. It makes a nice breakfast or brunch offering as well.

Serves: 6

  • 2  firm, ripe pears, any variety, quartered, cored, and diced
  • 2 small oranges, sectioned and seeded
  • 1 cup green or red seedless grapes
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 2 cups fresh pineapple chunks, or one 20-ounce can
    unsweetened pineapple chunks, drained (save juice
    for another purpose)
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated fresh or jarred ginger, optional
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice

Combine the first 5 ingredients in a serving container.

In a small bowl, stir together the maple syrup, optional ginger, and lemon juice. Toss with the fruits. Serve at once or cover and refrigerate until needed.

Clementines

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