Monday, June 9, 2008

Ginger Glazed Fresh Fruit

A friend requested this recipe, one of the menu items we served recently at the Queen's Tea. It is a relatively easy recipe to prepare, and has been well received every time we serve it at the tea room. It produces a very delicate ginger flavor to complement the fruit.

Ginger Glazed Fresh Fruit
3 Tbsp. sugar
2 tsp. cornstarch
1/2 c. apple juice
1 tsp. lemon juice
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
approx. 6 cups prepared fruit (cantaloupe, pineapple, strawberries, & blueberries)

Combine the sugar and cornstarch in a medium saucepan. Stir in the apple juice, lemon juice and ginger. Cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, until the mixture comes to a full boil and is slightly thickened. Cool.

Wash and prepare the fresh fruit. Gently mix the fruit with the ginger glaze, stirring to coat.

Serve chilled, or at room temperature. (we prefer room temperature as the flavor of the fruits intensifies).


La Tea Dah said...

I love this recipe! The fruit juices make such lovely sweeteners. It sounds delicious! The sweet herb, stevia, would also be tasty as a sugar substitute in this recipe. It sounds so yummy!


Martha said...

This sounds wonderful...all the flavors I love! Thank you so much for sharing, Nancy. I will definitely be making it soon.