Fruit with Brown Sugar Cream

by elyn_ryn

I love fresh fruit in the summertime because you can often buy produce at local farms or farmer’s markets. Everything is fresh and the selection is varied!

Although the bounty of summer crops produce some of my favorite fruits and vegetables, I think the wintertime has wonderful fruits to offer with citrus fruits being the star! I love to use them in fruit salads in clear serving dishes because they have such a colorful appeal.

For this particular salad, I didn’t divide the orange into its natural sections. Instead, I removed the orange skin by first cutting off the ends and then slicing off the skin in strips all the way around the orange. I finished by cutting the orange into round slices. This is a pretty way to serve oranges in a salad and it looks very appetizing because all the white pith is removed.

For a winter salad, I love to start with oranges and then add fruits typically available year-round, such as apples, grapes, kiwi, and pineapple. Pomegranates are usually available for a period during the fall and winter, although they can be found throughout the year in some locations.

One of the things I like to add to a winter fruit salad is a topping such as this brown sugar whipped cream. It is tasty enough to eat on its own! If you are not used to working with whipping cream, you might be surprised at how easy it is to make a whipped topping. This one uses vanilla bean paste with hundreds of vanilla beans to flavor. However, you can substitute vanilla extract for the paste if that is all you have on hand.

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Fruit Salad with Brown Sugar Cream
Winter fruit with brown sugar, vanilla bean paste, and cream cheese whipped cream
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Prep Time 20 minutes
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Servings
Votes: 1
Rating: 5
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Instructions
Brown Sugar Whipped Cream
  1. Beat together the cream cheese, sugar, salt, and vanilla bean paste for 2 minutes.
  2. Add the heavy cream. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes until thick and creamy.
Fruit
  1. Use a knife to cut off the ends of the orange. Then stand the orange on one end and cut off the peel, rotating the orange for each cut until the peel is removed. Then turn the orange on its side and slice it into thin round pieces.
  2. Peel the kiwi and cut it into thin round slices.
  3. Peel the pomegranate and remove the arils. Use 1/3 to 1/2 for the salad.
  4. Peel and core the pineapple. Then cut it into small cubes.
  5. Wash and dry a red apple. Leaving on the peel, slice it into cubes.
  6. Add all of the fruit to a medium-sized bowl, reserving some of the pomegranate arils for garnish. Gently stir the fruit to mix it. Then garnish with the leftover pomegranate. Serve in bowls with the brown sugar whipped cream on top. Keep any leftovers covered in the refrigerator.
Recipe Notes

You can substitute an equal amount of pure vanilla extract for the vanilla bean paste.

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