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Fruit Salad Platter

1 pineapple

1 pint strawberries

1 papaya

1/4 cup orange juice

2 cups honeydew melon balls

1 cantaloupe, peeled, seeded, and sliced


Honey-Lime Dressing

Spicy Nectar Dressing

Strawberry-Cheese Dressing

Rinse pineapple. Twist off the crown and cut off the base. Slice off strips of rind lengthwise, then cut out and discard eyes. Slice the fruit in spears; cut off hard core. Cover spears; chill. Rinse strawberries; drain and chill. Peel and slice papaya; dip in orange juice. Chill. Thoroughly chill honeydew balls and cantaloupe.

On large lettuce-lined platter arrange fruit. Serve with Honey-Lime Dressing, Spicy Nectar Dressing, and Strawberry-Cheese Dressing. Makes 8 servings.

Honey-Lime Dressing: In small mixer bowl blend together 1/2 cup honey, 1/4 teaspoon finely shredded lime peel, 1/4 cup lime juice,1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon ground mace. Gradually add 3/4 cup salad oil, beating with electric mixer or rotary beater till mixture is thickened. Beat in 2 drops green food coloring. Cover; chill. Makes 11/2 cups.

Spicy Nectar Dressing: In small mixer bowl combine 1 cup dairy sour cream, 1/2 cup apricot nectar, 1/2 cup salad oil, 3 tablespoons sugar, 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon paprika, and dash salt. Beat ingredients together with electric mixer or rotary beater till mixture is smooth. Cover dressing and chill thoroughly. Makes 13/4 cups.

Strawberry-Cheese Dressing: In small mixer bowl beat together one 3-ounce package cream cheese, softened; 1/2 of a 10-ounce package (1/2 cup) frozen strawberries, thawed; 1 tablespoon sugar; 1 tablespoon lemon juice; and dash salt Gradually add 1/2 cup salad oil, beating till mixture is thickened. Beat in 1 or 2 drops red food coloring. Cover and chill thoroughly. Makes 1 1/3 cups.

Agnese Marhele @ 2009-09-20 16:42:22

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