How did ya'll enjoy the Superbowl?! Was it just me or did that game last F-O-R-E-V-E-R?! If you say it was just me, I will believe you because its true that I am not the biggest fan of the old football games. That might be a tad bit of an understatement actually. My husband, however LOVES football! So even though I don't adore the Super Bowl , I do adore good food, and there was plenty of that to be had over here at our house. It was a smorgasbord of unhealthy, yet deliciously satisfying treats, both savory and sweet! Though I loved every bit of it today, there might be a bit of regret tomorrow! In which case, I should whip of a big bowl of this beautiful, healthy, and tasty fruit salad. And you should too...you know, if you are feeling a little guilty over your football-party binging as well. And if you aren't feeling guilty (either because you have much much more self control than I do when faced with the likes of pizza, caramel popcorn, and cake, or because you just don't care), you should still make a bowl of this beautiful and tasty fruit salad...because its good, really good. I have served this both as a breakfast dish and as a side dish at dinner, and it works well either way. You can't go wrong with a good bowl of fruit salad, and this is just kicked up a notch with the addition of a sweet orange juice reduction...I love it and I think you just might too!
Orange Juice Fruit Salad
*So the fruit in this is very adaptable. I have used pears in place of the green apple, nectarines in place of the peaches, strawberries in place of the blueberries, bananas in place of the oranges...you get the idea. Use whatever you feel like or whatever you might have on hand. Just make sure they will go together...obviously watermelon doesn't pair well with bananas...in my humble opinion. But to each his own!!:)
2 medium red apples, cubed
1 medium green apple, cubed
2 medium peaches, cubed
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
1 cup orange juice
1/3 cup sugar
2 medium navel oranges, peeled, sectioned and chopped
2 cups of fresh blueberries
Place the cubed apples, peaches and lemon juice in a large bowl. Cover with water and set aside. In a small saucepan, combine the orange juice and sugar. Bring to a boil and cook until the liquid is reduced to about 1/2 cup. Drain apple mixture. Add to the apples and peaches, the oranges, blueberries, and orange juice mixture. Toss salad to coat with orange juice reduction. Serve at room temperature or cold.
Recipe Source: Taste of Home
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