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Recipe Alexandra Fitchener of Girasole Creation

Winter Fruit Salad

Brighten up the holidays with this fresh winter fruit salad! The specific fruit types in the ingredient list are not inclusive of all varieties that would work in this recipe. Have fun experimenting with what you have available.

Yield: serves ~4 generously

Winter Fruit Salad


  • 2 pears, D’anjou or Bosc
  • 1-2 apples, Gala
  • 5 fresh figs
  • 1 orange, Navel or Cara Cara
  • 1 small bunch red grapes
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1/4 cup hazelnuts, chopped


  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 orange, juiced

Instructions for kids:

Help your adult build this fruit salad – in layers! Start with the pear slices, and then add the apple, fig, orange and grape pieces. Once these larger pieces of fruit are in the bowl, sprinkle pomegranate seeds and toasted hazelnuts on top. Shake up the dressing and pour on top. Enjoy!

Instructions for adults:

Preheat oven to 350 and toast the hazelnuts, set aside to cool. Cut the pears and apples into medium thin slices. Peel and halve the orange, then slice horizontally. Quarter the figs. Halve grapes. Deseed a small pomegranate (set most of it aside for snacking or use more in this salad). Help your child assemble salad and top with pomegranate seeds and hazelnuts. Measure out the dressing ingredients into a small bowl or jar with a tight cap and help your child mix it up and pour on top of the salad. Enjoy!


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