March Recipie: Hot Spiced Fruit Salad

Recipie of the Month

This recipe serves 8 but the types and volume of fruit and can be to altered to ones taste. Healthy but warming on a cold day.


  • 1 orange – rind thinly pared in one long spiral if possible
  • ¼ litre of fresh orange juice (I juice fresh oranges for this)
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • 8 cardamom pods, crushed
  • 5cm piece of a cinnamon stick
  • 125gm soft light brown sugar (I use less)
  • 1 mango – peeled, stoned and cut into slices
  • 1 papaya – cut in half, seeds and skin removed and cut into thin slices
  • ½ pineapple – skin and core removed and flesh sliced into thin slices
  • 2 large peaches – blanch for 30 seconds, peel, stone and cut into 8 sections
  • 2 plums – stone and cut into quarters
  • 2 kiwi fruits – peel and sliced


Put orange rind, orange juice, ginger, cardamom, cinnamon and brown sugar into a large bowl. Stir thoroughly and then microwave the mixture on high for 4 minutes, stirring after 2 minutes.

Add the mango, papaya, and pineapple slices to the orange mixture and microwave on high for 2 minutes.

Add the peaches, plums, and kiwi fruit and microwave for a further 3 to 4 minutes, stirring twice, until the fruits are heated through but not overcooked.

Serve hot with cream or crème fresh… enjoy!!

The Tidy Cook

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