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Lovely dessert for summer when there are so many fruits to choose from! Made for ZWT #7.

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CaliforniaJan June 26, 2011

I`m in the Tropics! At least I feel like that with this Refreshingly healthy fruit salad! I did used fresh lychees, and fresh vanilla bean. Canned guava and passion fruit juice in place of the granadilla pulp.
Thanks!! Made for ZWT 2011

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Rita~ June 24, 2011

I needed to use up some of my tropical fruit, so this was a perfect recipe to do it! I used watermelon, papaya, canned peaches, maraschino cherries, and pineapple. I enjoyed it. Thanks! Made for ZWT#7 by a Food.Commando.

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Sharon123 June 30, 2011

Thank you for sharing your fruit salad recipe. I used papaya, mango, canned peaches, watermelon, red grapes and white grapes. I loved the vanilla added to it and I added a little bit of honey in place of the honey since some of my fruit wasn't really sweet enough. Reviewed for ZWT4 Dessert Challenge.

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Shari2 June 29, 2008

*Beautiful* -- thank you Zurie for sharing your South African fruit salad secrets. I love the "rule of six" and chose papaya, pineapple, cherries, lychees, peaches, bananas and kiwi. I mixed Goya passion fruit pulp and the vanilla and it added a wonderful flavor to the fruit without any added sugar. Your description is very inspiring and there's no reason to settle for an ordinary fruit salad again!

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FLKeysJen June 27, 2008

This is exactly how my Mum taught me to make fruit salad......obviously from her South African days! I sometimes add lime or lemon juice to the liquid base as well. Mum, Dad, Malcolm and I enjoyed this today, after out main luncheon.....with light creme fraiche - just wonderful. I used: papaya, pawpaw, guava, pineapple, banana, lychees, kiwi, apricots, peaches, passion fruit pulp and melon. NOT all of it was fresh fruit, some was tinned and some was frozen - but as a combination it all worked very well. I subbed the sugar with local French wildflower honey and DID add the vanilla, as well as a few cardamom seeds.....for a lift in the flavours. This made enough for 4 people with second helpings....so, it would work for 6 to 8 people. Made for ZWT4 and the Dessert Challenge - another fine recipe from the Eastern Cape - thanks Zuri! FT:-)

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French Tart June 27, 2008

This is a wonderful base for a fruit salad. We used cantaloupe, watermelon, bananas, apricots, kiwi fruit, pineapple, strawberries, green grapes. My DD accidentally threw out the juice off the apricots so I used a cup of tamarind juice left over from last nights fruit salad recipe. I put the vanilla in but no sugar. It was not necessary. Made for ZWT4.

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Lavender Lynn June 27, 2008

I had to vary the fruits to what I had on hand so I tried grapes, strawberries, orange (with pith carefully removed), canteloupe, honey dew and fresh peach (didn't have canned). I love the vanilla in it. I've never tried vanilla in a fruit salad. Also for a small kick of iron and calcium I used molasses as my sweetener instead of sugar (and to qualify for the ZWT4 African dessert challenge). I really wish I could have found some passion fruit (granadilla) because I love it and I know it would have been great in it. I used some of the juice from the orange scraps to add a little liquid to the mixture since I didn't have any canned juices.

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MC Baker June 26, 2008

This is a lovely way to end a summer meal. I replaced the sugar with a wee bit of honey and thought the addition of vanilla was nice. I used a banana, a mango, honeydew, papaya, cherries, and kiwi. Made for ZWT4.

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Susie D June 25, 2008

DH loves fruit salad and this one was superb! The vanilla brought out the flavors of the fruit without overpowering them. Against advice in the recipe, I used some strawberries, along with a perfectly ripe cantaloupe, kiwi, a beautiful mango, a banana that was too far gone and actually 'melted' into the juice and some canned apricots. We'll be making this again and again with summer's bounty. I didn't use the called-for sugar, opting for the fruit juice to add any needed sweetening. Worked perfectly!

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Ma Field June 23, 2008
Fruit Salad, the Healthy Summer Dessert!