Filipino Fruit Salad Recipe
If you’re preparing a Filipino spread for big gatherings – especially for Noche Buena – a giant bowl of fruit salad is a must! Creamy, fruity, and utterly irresistible, it’s the perfect dessert to cap off a holiday feast.
Traditionally made with fruit cocktail, this canned ingredient contains juicy chunks of pineapple, maraschino cherries, and chewy nata de coco. Because it contains so much fruit, it’s also a healthier alternative to other dessert options that you can serve to your family – just think of all the Vitamin C that they’ll get in every delicious spoonful! Vitamin C not only boosts your immunity but helps with iron absorption – an essential mineral for growth and development.
This dessert is easy to make and even easier to eat, requiring little more than patience and the right ingredients on hand. Luckily, the staples for a basic Filipino-style fruit salad can be found in virtually every local supermarket.
While some families have their own takes that add cheese or raisins to this classic Filipino dessert, the original recipe is a harmonious marriage of cream and fruit that needs nothing else to make it tasty.
Here’s a recipe for Filipino-style fruit salad that’s easy to follow, using Del Monte’s canned Fiesta Fruit Cocktail. The Fiesta Fruit Cocktail has high-quality papaya, cherries, pineapple, and nata de coco. If you can’t find any Del Monte Fiesta Fruit Cocktail, you can use other brands – just make sure that you get a can of the same weight as specified in the recipe.
- Preparation Time: 5 minutes
- Cooking Time: 5 minutes
- Serves: 30
- Cooking Style: Mixing
Filipino-Style Fruit Salad Ingredients
- 1 can of Del Monte Fiesta Fruit Cocktail, 3.00kg
- 1 cup of sweetened condensed milk
- 3 cups of chilled all-purpose cream
- 1 cup sugar palm, (kaong)
- 10 pcs maraschino cherries, (optional)
- ½ cup cheddar cheese, cut into cubes (optional)
- Get a strainer and drain all the syrup from your fruit cocktail mix. Strain well, as leftover syrup will make your salad watery.
- Combine the drained fruit cocktail, condensed milk, all-purpose cream, and the rest of the optional ingredients in a large bowl. Mix all the ingredients well.
- Place it in the refrigerator. Allow the fruit salad to chill until you’re ready to serve it.
Making a tasty Filipino-style fruit salad is a snap, so if you’re pressed for time but want to serve a luscious dessert, try this recipe out! It’s something that even kitchen newbies can prepare, and it’s a treat that your friends and family will love after sharing a hearty meal together.
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