The holidays are here and the food is abundant! This holiday fruit salad or ensalada de frutas is so easy and delicious, you may be preparing it year round. The sweetened sour cream combined with the fresh fruits and crunch of the pecans is just right! I really enjoy preparing this ensalada de frutas when the apples are in peak season here in New York. Besides granny smith and macintosh, I sometimes like to mix in some Cortland or Honeycrisp apples. And I know is easy and convenient to pick up a can of pineapple, but I really suggest using fresh pineapple for this recipe. Of course I am kind of partial to fresh pineapple. This recipe is a great addition to any family dinner. From Thanksgiving to Christmas and even during the summer months. During Christmas I sometimes like to add maraschino chopped cherries in syrup. It gives the salad a light pink color and makes it look festive. And if you are looking to lighten up this recipe by avoiding the sour cream, a plain greek yogurt would work just fine for this recipe. #ensaladadefrutas #holidays
Ensalada de Frutas-Holiday Fruit Salad
Yields 8 Servings
3 granny smith apples, washed
3 Macintosh apples, washed
3 cups fresh pineapple
3/4 cup craisins
3/4 cup chopped pecans
3/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup Mexican crema
Sugar to taste(I used 1/2 cup)
Tips~ you can also use agave nectar or honey to sweeten the fruit salad.
Slice the apples and pineapple into bite size pieces. Mix all of the ingredients in the order listed. Stir well to combine. Cover and chill until eady to serve. Now wasn’t that an easy recipe?
If you canot find Mexican crema, just add a little more sour cream.
Toasted almonds are another variation that you can add to this suoer easy holiday fruit salad.