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Two Easy Fruit Desserts

The Provence Gourmet shares two easy recipes for fruit salads; a nectarine fruit salad with mint and a “slice of autumn” version with pears and almonds.

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Fruit Salads

These two fruit salads are easy, yet quite different from each other the version with pears and almonds is well suited for a crisp October day.
Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Servings 6 People


Nectarine and Mint Fruit Salad

  • 1.5kg (3lbs) Nectarines medium ripe, washed
  • 1 bunch Fresh Mint washed

Autumn Beauty Fruit Salad

  • 1kg (2.2 lbs) Pears medium ripe in season
  • 1/2 Kg (1.1 lbs) Grapes
  • 50gr (1/4 cup) Almonds chopped
  • 1-2 tbsp Almond Syrup


Prepare the Nectarine Salad

  • Peel & cut the fruit.
  • Chop ½ a bunch of mint leaves.
  • Mix and put it in your fridge. Mint will need a little time to impart its flavor to the fruit. Enjoy.

Prepare the Pear Salad

  • Peel, rinse and cut the pears in chunks.
  • Rinse and cut the grapes in two.
  • Add the fruit together in a bowl with a little syrup, mix and reserve in the fridge.
  • Just before serving add lightly grilled bits of almonds.
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