Thursday, March 5, 2009

Warm winter fruit salad

Winter is back. It rains, it hails, it's tremendously windy. To counteract this very unplesant weather, I've made this warm fruit salad. This are the fruits you need to prepare it. It's a version of one of Madame's Cugnac recipes. I hope you like it.

Warm winter fruit salad
8 servings

Ingredients:
  • 2 bananas
  • 2 golden delicious apples
  • 1 kiwi
  • 1/2 pineapple
  • 2 pears
  • 1 little bunch white grapes
  • 1 handful walnuts, chopped
  • juice of a lemon
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 20 gr. butter
  • 2 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanille extract
  • 100 ml. milk
  • 250 ml. double cream, cold
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon, powdered
  • powdered sugar to taste
Method:
  1. Peel and chop pineapple and kiwi. Cut grapes in half and take pips out. Put these fruits in a bowl, sprinkle with one tablespoon brown sugar and lemon juice. Cover and let rest for half an hour.
  2. Meanwhile peel apples, pears and bananas. Cut them in slices. Put butter in a skillet. When it's hot, add fruits, sprinkle with another tablespoon brown sugar and brown. Reserve.
  3. Drain pineapple, kiwi and grapes and keep about 50 ml. from the juice. Reserve.
  4. Let's make a creme anglaise. Beat egg yolks with caster sugar and vanille extract in a bowl. Put milk and fruit juice in a pot to heat. When it boils, pour it over egg yolks and stir constantly. Put everything back in the pot and cook over medium heat until it thickens. Reserve.
  5. Turn oven on at 210ÂșC. Put the fruits and walnuts in a baking pan. Pour creme anglaise over them. Mix last brown sugar tablespoon with cinnamon. Sprinkle this mixture over fruits.
  6. Bake for 20 min.
  7. While they are in the oven, we make the whipping cream. Beat it very cold for a couple of minutes with your kitchen aid. Add powdered sugar to taste. I guessed the quantity, I supose about a tablespoon should be enough.
  8. Serve hot with whipping cream on top.

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