Fruit Salsa

As the weather begins to change from winter to spring, just as the buds are forming on the trees and the daffodils are blooming my family starts requesting fruit salsa. It has become such a favorite that I thought I would share it with you.

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Gather together the following fruits:

4-5 medium apples
3 kiwis
16 oz. package of frozen raspberries (or fresh)
16 oz. package of frozen peaches (or fresh)
2 – 16 oz. containers of strawberries
All of the fruit needs to be chopped or diced into small pieces. I prefer to utilize my food processor for all the fruit except the apples. Make sure that the pieces are not too small if using the food processor or your salsa will be runny.

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Frozen raspberries and peaches chopped in the food processor

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Stem the strawberries. Take the skin off the kiwi and cut in half.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sprinkle a little brown sugar on top and blend together

For the apples, the kids are always eager to help using our peeler, slicer and corer.  After they are done, I chop the slices into small pieces and add to the rest of the fruit.

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Quintin using the apple peeler/slicer/corer

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Apple after it has been sliced, peeled and cored

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I chop the apple by hand leaving the pieces small, but not too little

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now it is time to make the cinnamon chips. Bake in a preheated oven at 425 degrees for 7-9 minutes. These are really easy to make and so yummy!

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Cut the tortillas into quarters

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Arrange the triangles on the sprinkle with water and dust with cinnamon and sugar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As I was making this the other day for Easter I got to thinking about the ingredients. Although each one is good on its own, when they are blended together they are even better. The same thing is true in our lives. In Romans 8:28 it says that “God works all things together to good.” He uses everything in our life – the good, the bad, the bitter, the dry – to blend together to form something better than any of the ingredients on their own. So as you as sitting down with your cinnamon chips and fruit salsa, I want you to think about how God is using the various “ingredients” in your life to make something wonderful.

I would love to hear from you today. You can either share what God is doing in your life or maybe even pass along a favorite recipe of your own.

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3 thoughts on “Fruit Salsa

  1. This looks so delish! I will have to serve this on Easter Sunday!
    My favorite spring/ summer treat is Homemade Watermelon Shebert! I found it on allrecipes.com

    Ingredients:
    4 cups diced seedless watermelon
    1 cup white sugar
    3 tablespoons lemon juice
    1 dash salt
    1/4 cup cold water
    1 (.25 ounce) envelope unflavored gelatin
    1 cup chilled heavy cream

    Directions:
    Combine the watermelon, sugar, lemon juice, and salt in a large mixing bowl; stir to coat evenly. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerator for 30 minutes.

    Blend the mixture in a blender until smooth; return to the bowl.

    Pour the cold water into a saucepan. Sprinkle the gelatin over the cold water; let stand 1 minutes. Place the saucepan over low heat; cook for 2 minutes. Stir the gelatin mixture into the blended watermelon mixture. Add the heavy cream; beat with an electric hand mixer at medium speed until the mixture is fluffy.

    Transfer the mixture into an ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer’s directions until it reaches “soft-serve” consistency. Transfer ice cream to a one- or two-quart lidded plastic container; cover surface with plastic wrap and seal. For best results, ice cream should ripen in the freezer for at least 2 hours or overnight.

    Enjoy!

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