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Francie's Fruit Salad

Sunset food editor Margo True's cousin Francie Van Zile made simple but delicious fruit salad using whatever was in season. Her secret: candied ginger syrup.

Sunset JANUARY 2010

  • Yield: Serves 4 (makes about 6 cups)
  • Total: 20 Minutes


  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped candied ginger
  • 3 oranges
  • 3 kiwis, peeled and halved lengthwise
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh pineapple, cut into small wedges
  • 2 bananas, sliced


1. In a small saucepan, cover ginger with 1/4 cup water and simmer until soft, about 2 minutes. Purée in a blender.

2. Cut peel and white pith from oranges. Working over a serving bowl, cut between the inner membranes to release segments into bowl. Slice kiwi halves into half-moons and add to bowl along with pineapple and bananas. Pour in ginger syrup and stir gently to blend.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 186
  • Calories from fat: 5%
  • Protein: 2.4g
  • Fat: 1g
  • Saturated fat: 0.1g
  • Carbohydrate: 46g
  • Fiber: 6.7g
  • Sodium: 2.5mg
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg

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