Desserts

MACEDONIA WITH GRAPPA DRESSING

Date: 12 Jul 2015 Author: Jacqui Categories: Desserts, Food Comments

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This goes down really well during the hot summer months! Macedonia is simply a fruit salad, usually dressed with lemon juice, honey and a little zest. I thought a little alcohol and poppy seeds would make this dressing more interesting.  You can really use any combination of fruits for this Macedonia.  I myself have used cantaloupe, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, kiwifruit, pineapple, pears and cherries.

Marinade Ingredients

  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup fresh orange juice about 2 large oranges
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 heaped tablespoons honey*
  • 2 tablespoons grappa
  • Grated lemon rind
  • 1 1/2 tsps poppy seeds

* add more if you prefer it sweeter

Method


Wash all the fruit and drain. Peel the pears and chop. Slice the cantaloupe and using a melon baller, scoop out little balls. Hull the strawberries. Remove stem from cherries. Peel and slice the kiwi. I used canned pineapple slices.

Combine all the dressing ingredients.

Put all the fruit ingredients in a large bowl, add the dressing and toss gently to combine. Cover and chill for about 2 hours.

The longer it marinades in that dressing, the tastier it will be! It is also lovely served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!

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