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Pineapple Fruit Salad

These fun, exotic flavors do not simply look retro-chic, they also make a delicious dessert. This summer fruit dessert combines pineapple with grapes and strawberries, as well as sweeteners like maple syrup to elevate the fruit salad. The meringue topping adds a satisfying crunch to this fun dish, and, all served in the pineapple peel! This recipe brings the beach to your doorstep in a festive way!


Retro Pineapple Fruit Salad

Ingredients:

  • 1 whole pineapple

  • 1 orange, peeled and sliced

  • 1 cup green grapes, sliced

  • 1/2 cup strawberries, sliced

  • 1/4 cup maple syrup


Meringue topping:

  • 3 egg whites

  • 1/4 cup honey

Yields: serving for 6

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes




Method:

  1. Cut the pineapple in half lengthwise.

  2. With a paring knife, cut around inside of the fruit about 1/4 inch from the edge.

  3. Scoop out the pulp.

  4. Dice the pulp and place it in a bowl.

  5. Add the sliced orange, grapes, strawberries.

  6. Add the maple syrup and mix to combine.

  7. Spoon mixture back in the pineapple shells.

  8. Preheat oven to 400°F.

  9. In a stand mixer, beat the egg whites.

  10. Add the honey and beat until you achieve stiff peaks.

  11. Place the meringue in a piping bag and top the fruit mixture. Alternatively, you can spoon the meringue onto the fruit.

  12. Place the pineapple halves on a baking sheet and bake in the oven for 5 minutes, until the meringue is set. You want the meringue to brown, but be careful not to burn.

  13. Cool and serve.

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