Random Ramblings: { FRUIT SALSA } : recipe

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

{ FRUIT SALSA } : recipe

When I was planning Chloe's birthday party, I did alot of pinning of new ideas on PINTEREST .
I came across a new recipe that looked so good, and I knew I wanted to try it out for her party. 

I always make a fruit tray for the kids parties, because my kids love fruit.  When I say love, I mean LOVE, could eat for every meal kind of LOVE.  So I thought they would really like this.  

The original post and recipe can be found HERE at the-girl-who-ate-everything.com .  She also stated in her recipe that the original came from allrecipes.com .

I did make a few minor changes to my version though, to make do with what was available for me.  

. . . . . RECIPE . . . . . 
2 kiwis, peeled and diced
2 Golden Delicious apples – peeled, cored and diced
8 ounces raspberries ( I left out these because they were not available at the store)
1 (16 oz) carton of strawberries, diced
2 tablespoons white sugar (more or less to taste)
1 tablespoon brown sugar (more or less to taste)
3 tablespoons fruit preserves, any flavor (I used strawberry)

10 (10 inch) flour tortillas
melted butter 

Cinnamon sugar:
1 cup white sugar
2 Tablespoons cinnamon
( I didn't measure mine, I just mixed in the bowl until it looked like a good combination)

1. In a large bowl, thoroughly mix kiwis, apples, raspberries (if you have these), strawberries, white sugar, brown sugar and fruit preserves. Cover and chill in the refrigerator at least 15 minutes. 
2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
3.Coat one side of each flour tortilla with melted butter,  Sprinkle tortillas with desired amount of cinnamon sugar. Cut into wedges and arrange in a single layer on a large baking sheet. 
For me since we were doing Minnie Mouse theme, we then took a small Minnie Mouse cookie cutter I had on hand and cut them from the tortillas and then placed them on the cookie sheet.  It was alot of work, but so worth it, cause they were so cute to go with the theme of the party. 

4.Bake in the preheated oven 8 to 10 minutes. Repeat with any remaining tortilla wedges. Allow to cool approximately 15 minutes. Serve with chilled fruit mixture. This salsa can also be serve with cinnamon graham grackers or cinnamon pita chips. Best when made and eaten the same day otherwise the fruit gives off so too much juice and it gets runny.
I also made my cinnamon chips the night before to save time the morning of the party.  Store them in a sealed container and they were just perfect the next morning.  
I am not a huge Kiwi fan, but it was so good.  It was a great combination of fruit and sweetness and was just as good without the raspberries I imagine.  Everyone that tasted this loved it so much and it was all gone by the end of the party.
One other thing to note was that the amounts in this recipe did not make a lot of the stuff, so if you are planning to make it for a large large crowd, I would suggest doubling or tripling the amount of everything.  The amount in this recipe only made enough to fill both sides of the ears on the Mickey bowl shown in my picture.

I think this would be such a great after school snack for the kids.  I think next time I am going to use Truvia on the cinnamon chips too and see how they come out.

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