I made this for dessert almost daily, using seasonal fruits from the Fruttivendolo, the fruit and vegetable stand just around the corner from my house. Adding the optional Maraschino liqueur transforms this simple dessert into something even more delicious. Use whatever fruits and berries are in season! When I eat this Italian version of fruit salad, I am transported back to Lake Como, where I lived for many years. This healthy dessert pairs deliciously with a bubbly glass of Centanni Passerina Charmat Brut.
See ingredients, directions and pairings.
2 Oranges, peeled and sectioned
2 Plums, pitted and sliced
1 Peach, pitted and sliced
2 Apples, cored and cubed(I like to use 1 green and 1 red)
1 pint Strawberries, hulled and sliced
1 Kiwi, peeled and sliced
1 pint Blueberries
1/2 Lemon. juiced
1/2 Orange, juiced
2 tablespoons Sugar or Sugar Replacement, Optional
2 tablespoons Maraschino Liqueur, Optional