Fruit sounds wonderful after all the sweets of the holidays. Earlier this month I was looking for a fruit salad recipe to make for a family birthday party, and came across this one tucked away in my large collection of recipes. I had not made it for quite a few years. And now I wonder how I could have forgotten it - it was so refreshing to make, and also to enjoy together with the pulled pork sandwich meal that a daughter prepared for her son's 5 year-old birthday party.
- 1 can pineapple chunks (20 ounces)
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1/3 cup orange juice
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- Drain pineapple, reserving 3/4 cup juice. In a large saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch. Whisk in the pineapple, orange and lemon juices until smooth. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly; cook and stir 1 minute longer. Remove from the heat; set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine the fruits. Pour warm sauce over the fruit; stir gently to coat. Cover and refrigerate. Yield: 12-16 servings.