Fruit salad is a mixture of different kinds of fruit such as chunks of pineapple and apple. It is usually eaten as a dessert and is commonly prepared for special occasions in the Philippines such as fiestas and New Year’s Eve. It is closely related to Filipino Buko salad. Using fruit cocktail, that is commonly available in local markets, and all purpose cream, makes this dish famous in our country because of its sweet and creamy taste which actually resembles ice cream. The beauty of this dish is that any type of local, fresh vegetable can be used in addition to those suggested in the recipe.
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- 1 large can (550 g) fruit cocktail, drained
- 2 packs all purpose cream or whipped cream
- 1 can (370 ml) condensed milk
- sugar to taste
Additional fruit of your choice:
- 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, cubed
- 3 apples, cut in bite size
- 1 cup pineapple chunks
- 5 banana (lakatan), cut in chunks
- 3 oranges, cut in bite size
- seedless grapes
- melon, sliced into cubes
- Servings: 5
- Time: 30 minutes
- Level: Easy
- Cuisine: Filipino, American
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- In a large bowl, mix the drained fruit cocktail, choice of fruit, all purpose cream, and condensed milk.
- Add the sugar and grated cheese. Mix until it’s combined.
- Set it aside in a container with a cover.
- Keep refrigerated and serve. Enjoy your wonderful fiesta fruit salad!