Lemony Fruit Salad

"A fresh and delicious fruit salad with a tangy lemon sauce. From The Vegetarian Gourmet's Easy Low-Fat Favorites."
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  • Combine fruit in a bowl.
  • Use a mixture of fruit-- about 1/2 cup of each.
  • For example: cut-up peaches, apricots, apples, melon, orange segments, blueberries, halved seedless grapes, quartered strawberries, etc.
  • Combine water, sugar, cornstarch and lemon juice in a small saucepan.
  • Stir to dissolve cornstarch.
  • Over medium heat, bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
  • Cook and stir for 1 minute longer.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Add lemon zest and vanilla.
  • Allow sauce to cool for 15 minutes.
  • Pour sauce over fruit.
  • Mix well.
  • Chill in fridge until serving time.

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  1. This tasted nasty to me. I'm not sure why. My only suggestion to anyone who is going to try it is this: Toss just a little of the fruit with the glaze until you try it. Better to throw out a little fruit than all of it - it's just to expensive to waste. My friend Herkimer has some but hasn't tried it yet - I'll update my thoughts if need be. As it stands right now - I won't be fixing it again.
  2. This was a nice change for a fresh fruit salad and I think it turned out quite well. I used mandarin oranges, pineapple chunks, kiwi and banana. I made a 1/2 recipe and only used enough fruit for 4 servings.
  3. I actually found the sauce fairly thick - perhaps UK cornflour has a different consistency. To save time (and money!) I use a mixture of fresh and tinned fruit (tinned fruit MUST be in juice, not syrup!). I find it keep s well in the fridge for a couple of days - by which time its all gone!!
  4. this is a very light tasting refreshing salad. the sauce was a little runny for my liking, next time i will use more cornstarch or less water. i also added a little more lemon juice because i like it lemony and it is very faint lemony flavor otherwise. but very good flavor and i will most likely try it again. thanks.
  5. I used cantaloupe, kiwi, blueberries, bananas and maraschino cherries. I found the sauce to be rather refreshing on the fruit. But, those in the family who aren't crazy about lemon didn't care for it (even though I didn't tell them it was a lemon sauce). The only fruit I didn't think it complimented was the cantaloupe so I would probably use peaches if I made it again.


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