Fresh Fruit Sides
No Christmas brunch is complete without a fresh fruit salad, spread, or tart.
The original ambrosia recipe is simply a layering of orange slices, sugar, and toasted unsweetened coconut. Over the years, folks began to add pineapple, maraschino cherries, and whipped cream to create more of a fruit salad, but the name stuck.
Recipe: Ambrosia with Chantilly Cream
You can find apple cider either with shelf-stable or refrigerated juices. It doesn't matter which one you choose, so select the best value. Use dry sherry, not the much sweeter cream sherry.
- Recipe: Sherry-Baked Winter Fruit
These party-perfect bite-size treats are easy to put together with frozen pastry shells and a four-ingredient cream filling. Mix and match flavors using lemon, orange, and strawberry curds. Garnish with fresh mint leaves.
- Recipe: Creamy Citrus Tartlets
Topping our tart are Florida-grown Ruby Red grapefruit and navel oranges and the brightest red grapefruit you can buy—the Rio Star from Texas. You can make the dessert in either a rectangular or round tart pan.
- Recipe: Elegant Citrus Tart
Brighten the breakfast table with Sunshine Citrus Platter. This colorful starter dish is filled with overlapping rounds of navel oranges and Ruby Red grapefruits with splashes of fresh mint sprigs.
- Recipe: Sunshine Citrus Platter