Sunday, February 3, 2013

Orange Juice Fruit Salad

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 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 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 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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  1. I love a good healthy recipe like this. Thanks for sharing. Stop by and see mine at

  2. yum

    would love it if you could share this on my link party - Serenity Saturday - which will be live tomorrow from 9am GMT

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  3. This is such a gorgeous fruit salad! I would love for you to link up with us at The Hopeless Housewife!

  4. What a wonderful way to get your 5-a-day with fruit! Looks scrumptious.

  5. Perfect recipe for this time of year!! Thanks so much for sharing at Super Saturday Show & Tell today... this looks amazing!! xoxo~ Ruthie

  6. Whenever I have fruit salad at a brunch I pour OJ over it. SO YUMMY!!!

  7. We love fruit salad and I can never have enough versions! Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Love seeing new faces :) I'm following you back! Have a blessed week, Happy Valentine's Day and come back soon ~EMM

  8. This looks great. I have a link up that is just went live a bit ago and would love for you to come join us.

  9. I am so excited for all the fruit to be in season again and cheap soon. Pinning this because I know my kids would gobble it up, thanks!

  10. This fruit salad looks so delicious! I can't wait to try it when I can get some fresh fruit soon (i hope)!

    Thanks for sharing your link at my link party last weekend @The Weekend re-Treat

    Hope to see you again this week :)

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