first world problems and, let’s face it, who doesn’t benefit from an extra serving of fruit now and again?
Winter fruit salad
I first had a version of this fruit salad long ago at a catered office lunch in Oxford. I liked it so much (it’s rare that I come across a fruit salad that doesn’t have at least one thing in it that I don’t think belongs there) that I wrote its main components down and have been tinkering with it ever since.
½ cup apple juice or cider
½ tsp cinnamon
1 green pear
1 red apple
1 cup seedless red grapes
1 Tbsp sugar
2-3 Tbsp pomegranate arils
Put the cider and cinnamon in a small pan and warm on a low heat. Core and chop the pear and apple into bite-sized chunks. Peel the kiwi and do the same. Halve the grapes. Toss all of these in a large bowl, sprinkle with sugar, then add the warmed spiced cider and toss again. Sprinkle the arils over and serve.
Serves 4, with leftovers. If looking to increase the size of the salad, work on the principle that each type of fruit equals one serving and proceed accordingly.