Concerning fruit

Advice: If ever in doubt about summertime food, throw on some fresh fruit. It’s like the little black dress—always tasteful.

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Plus it’s more crazy gorgeous than anything you can possibly create. I love how Jesus unites such lush color and flavor and texture.

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You can layer fresh fruit atop cakes, cookies, cheesecakes, or salads. For use with desserts, I like to make a simple glaze to brush on top, which gives it that finished, glossy look.

1/4 cup sugar

1 Tbsp. corn starch

1/2 cup pineapple juice

1/2 tsp. lemon juice

Stir the first three ingredients in a saucepan. Boil over medium heat till thick and almost clear. Stir in lemon juice. Cool. Brush over fruit with a pastry brush.


Here’s a fun way to cut pineapple, taught to me by my mother.

1. Quarter a whole pineapple, including the green top.

2. Cut between the flesh and the core, from each side. The core will remain attached to the pineapple, as a long square strip.


3. Cut between the flesh and the rind, from each side.


4. Slice up the chunk in the middle.


5. Push the (now free-floating) slices in alternate directions.



Enjoy! This makes a pretty addition to a fresh fruit tray.


What do you like to do with fruit?

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10 years ago

OK, now that’s cute! I need to pin that so I remember. One thing I’ve been wanting to do when I have some friends or family over is do a little fruit bar thing. You have I guess flat sugar cookies or something, and then whipped cream, and different fruit, with maybe mini chocolate chips or nuts or something. Everyone can make their own mini fruit pizza. Thanks for sharing this!

10 years ago

I like to take pictures of fruit.

10 years ago
Reply to  Not the Boss


Hey everybody, Ryan took the photos of the pineapple surgery. I don’t have a headlamp camera. Thanks, boy…

10 years ago
Reply to  Shari

Con gusto.

Mama Zook
10 years ago
Reply to  Shari

And he did a great job! and the fruit looks so tasty, my saliva glands are giving me fits right now!! You have an incredible mom, Shari!

Jo Yoder
10 years ago

You asked, “What do you like to do with fruit?”
My answer: “Eat it.” 😀

That bit about the little black dress always being tasteful? Maybe I’ve attended too many formal corporate functions…I’ve seen way too many tasteLESS little black dresses in my time! 😉 Fresh fruit is ever so much more appealing! 🙂

10 years ago

Ooo, I like this idea of the mini fruit pizza. Great!

10 years ago

Very pretty! Love the pineapple idea…

10 years ago

Thank you so much for sending a pie my way! There is nothing so special as a handmade, tasty, beautiful gift 🙂 Tristan was telling me I should make a pie like that. Now I have the glaze recipe.

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