Fall fruit salad has the best of fall fruits. This salad is topped with a fall flavored sauce made with apple cider and cinnamon. Enjoy this easy side dish recipe at Thanksgiving or Christmas!
There are so many varieties of fruit salads and really, all of them are good. I make a Poppy Seed Fruit Salad that is a favorite around our house. However, in the fall and winter, it's important to find a fruit salad that highlights the fruits of the season.
In this Fall Fruit Salad, it has delicious fruits of the fall season, plus a sauce that is made with apple cider so it has even more flavors of fall. This fruit salad would make a great side dish for Thanksgiving or Christmas.
- The fruit salad can be made in the fall with fall fruits.
- It is great a great Thanksgiving fruit salad.
- The apple cider sauce can also be made with apple juice, though not as strong of flavor.
- Apples - any kind. I like using two different varieties so I used Gala and Granny Smith
- Grapes - purple or green
- Dried Cranberries - Craisins or a generic variety
- Apple Cider
How to make this fall fruit salad
Making this fruit salad is so easy. After washing all the fruits, add them to a bowl. Any bowl will do, but for the colorful effect, a clear serving bowl is impressive.
After all the fruit is added to the bowl, the apple cider sauce needs to be made.
How to make the apple cider sauce
To make the sauce, using apple cider will give you more depth of flavor. Apple juice can be used, however, the flavor won't be as strong. Of course, it still tastes good.
Take the apple cider and bring it to a boil in a small saucepan. Then add the cinnamon, and cornstarch mixture.
The apple cider will thicken to make a nice sauce to pour on the fruit.
Yes, I recommend giving it 3-4 minutes to cool, but let's be real. Sometimes we don't have that kind of time. The hot sauce will be fine on the fruit. Let the fruit sit in the refrigerator for 30 minutes before serving if possible. It can be served right away.
Yes! Blackberries would be good. As would pears.
No, you don't. However, it does add such great flavor to the fruit salad. Also, it helps to prevent the apples from turning brown. If the sauce isn't added, be sure to add Fruit Fresh or lemon juice to stop the apples from turning brown.
Store the leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 48 hours.
What other side dishes to serve with Fall Fruit Salad
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Fall Fruit Salad
- 1 serving bowl
- 2 apples large
- 2 cups grapes
- 2 oranges
- ½ cup dried cranberries
- 2 cups apple cider
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch heaping
- ⅓ cup water
- Wash and cut apples and place in a large serving bowl. Peel oranges and cut. Wash and add grapes.
- Sprinkle in the dried cranberries.
- Set aside.
- To make cornstarch mixture, take ⅓ cup of water and 1 heaping tablespoon of cornstarch and mix together in a small cup until there are no lumps.
- Over medium heat, cook apple cider, honey and cinnamon until it starts to boil. Add in cornstarch mixture slowly and stir. Reduce heat to low.
- Stir for 2-3 more minutes as mixture starts to thicken.
- Remove from heat and let cool for 3 minutes, if you have the time.
- Pour over the fruit and mix well.
- Let sit in refrigerator for 30 minutes before serving.