My mother’s idea of a great dessert was to open a can of fruit cocktail. What I remember best about that product was that the label showed a beautiful bowl of cubed fruit studded with bright red cherries. As anyone who ate this stuff back then will know, the can contained one cherry. All six kids in our family trolled for that cherry (By contrast, no one wanted the single chunk of glutinous fat that passed for “pork” in the then-named “Pork and Beans.” Today, the product is more accurately labelled “Beans with Pork”).
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diet: No recipe needed!
Banana-Fruit Salad with Walnut Cream:
3 bananas, peeled and sliced on the diagonal
2 c. fresh orange sections, rind grated and reserved for dressing
2 unpeeled Granny Smith apples, cored and cubed
Gently combine above ingredients. Serve with Walnut Cream on the side. Makes 4-to-6 servings.
1 c. heavy cream
¾ c. toasted ground walnuts (see How to Toast Nuts in Index)
2 tbsp. granulated sugar
1 tsp. grated orange rind
Whip cream as soft peaks. Fold in walnuts, sugar, and grated rind. Makes 2 cups.