Holiday Fruit Side Dish
July 28, 2016
This delicious, comforting, healthy side dish is a welcome addition to any holiday meal. It's so easy to prepare & so yummy, that you'll want to serve it all year round. I created this dish in the early 1970's when I cooked my very first Thanksgiving meal & I've been serving it ever since. No matter who I invited over for the holidays, they always asked me if I was going to serve this, and of course I said yes!
Serves 6 to 8
1 - 20 oz can pineapple slices in juice, not syrup (drained)
1 - 15oz can cling peach slices in juice, not syrup (drained)
1 - 15oz can pear halves in juice, not syrup (drained & sliced in half)
Optional: 2 greenish yellow, firm bananas (sliced thick)
1/4 cup light brown sugar, loosely packed
1 tsp Homemade Curry Powder (see recipe in the Herbs, Spices & seasonings category), do not use store bought curry powder
1/2 tsp freshly ground nutmeg (see Tip# 2)
1 Preheat oven to 350°
2 Arrange the fruit, in the order listed, in a 13 x 9 x 2 glass baking dish.
3 In a small bowl; mix the sugar, curry, cinnamon & nutmeg. Sprinkle evenly over the fruit & dot with bits of butter.
4 Bake, uncovered, for 25 minutes & serve hot.
Tips & Suggestions
1 Save the fruit juice from all the cans, in small containers. Refrigerate or freeze to utilize in other recipes or smoothies, drink it straight or get creative & make a holiday cocktail with it.
2 In any recipe that calls for nutmeg, I always suggest using fresh grated nutmeg & not the store bought variety. The aroma & taste of fresh grated nutmeg is beyond compare!
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18 thoughts on “Holiday Fruit Side Dish”
Thanks so much, glad you think so!
Wonderful, I also love the idea of using fresh spices to enhance the taste .Looks so yum!
Thanks Nisha, I’m so glad you think so!
Wow, never thought of making sidedish with fruits. I love the addition of butter on top.
Another perfect holiday side dish, I bet it makes the house smell amazing too!
This is such a creative side dish! Love the use of nutmeg, cinnamon and curry powder together!
My grandson would be over the moon at seeing this much fruit in one place. And what a simple, yet company-friendly recipe.
Oh my kids would love this fruit side dish:)). Looks perfect for the holidays!
Love all these fruits. This looks like a great, healthy side dish for the holidays!
I love a good gluten-free side dish and curry added to this really has me excited!
This sounds so good. I love all things curry but I would have never thought to add it to fruit! I’m definitely going to give this a try.
This looks lush, will have to give this a try!
What an awesome side dish. These flavors scream Fall!
This is the perfect recipe for the upcoming holidays. Fruit salads are a hit in my household, so this side dish version is great.
This looks delicious will be making it later in the week!
Ooh this looks so tempting – right up my street!!
I’m glad you think so A.J.! Thanks for stopping by… let me know how you like it, once you try it.
Simone ~ Foodie Home Chef