Saturday, February 11, 2012

Mixed Fresh Fruit

I'm totally aware that fresh fruit needs nothing to 'dress' it up but every now and then I do it anyway. This is a very yummy fruit mixture and sure hits the spot when paired with a good Oatmeal Cookie. Shawn tells me that if ever I should wonder what to make for dessert, "just make this fruit stuff, Mom." He loves it! ☺

2 quarts canned pears, drained and juice reserved, cut into chunks
1 quart frozen peaches, thawed, drained and juice reserved
1½-2 cups pineapple juice
1 quarts fresh strawberries, washed, stems removed and quartered
6 kiwis, peeled and cut into chunks
1 pint fresh blueberries
½ of a fresh pineapple, cut into chunks,

3 lg. Tablespoons Clear jel, cook type

In a medium saucepan, combine the reserved juices and bring to a boil. In a small bowl or glass measuring cup combine the clear jel and just enough water to liquefy it. When the juices come to a boil slowly whisk the clear jel mixture in, stirring constantly until smooth and mixture is thickened to your preference. Allow to cool completely. Meanwhile, prepare the fruits in a large mixing bowl then pour the cooled, thickened juices over fruit and toss gently. Enjoy!



  1. I have fresh fruit every day. This looks wonderful!Hugs P.S. thank you for linking to Thursday Favorite Things linky party

  2. Sounds yummy! Thanks so much for sharing at Taking A Timeout Thursday!

  3. Stopping by from the Thursdays Favorite Things Hop!