Winter Sunshine Salad

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“Brighten up a chilly, drippy, dreary day with the sunshiny brightness of pineapples and mandarin oranges sparked with crystallized ginger and kissed with summer in the form of blackberry syrup. I should have made a double batch because it was gone in no time. I served it as a side dish with a meal of venison burgers and baked sweetpotatoes, but it would make a nice, light dessert. "Cooking" time is chilling time.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Drain pineapple, reserving juice.
  2. Core apples and pear. Cut in bite-sized chunks.
  3. Mix fruit, walnuts, and ginger in a large bowl.
  4. Dress with the blackberry syrup, 1/4 cup of the reserved pineapple juice, and the rum if desired. Toss well.
  5. Chill for 1/2 hour.
  6. Toss again and serve.
  7. If its a festive occasion this would be particularly pretty served on a leaf of curly endive with a couple red grapes alongside and a puff of whipped cream on top.

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