After a festive or comforting meal, a fruit salad is always a welcome ending on a lighter and more refreshing note – even in the Winter! This Winter Fruit Salad plays with in-season fruits: pears, apples, clementines, kiwis and pomegranate seeds. This is a colorful, vitamin-packed mix of sweet flavors and crisp textures, that looks as beautiful as it tastes. This is such a simple and quick recipe to put together and can be enjoyed for breakfast, dessert or as a healthy snack.
- The idea here is to play with seasonal Winter fruits. Pears, apples, clementines, kiwis and pomegranate are staples. But you can also substitute clementines with other citrus fruits (oranges, blood oranges, mandarines) or add other Winter fruits, such as pineapple, banana, mango or persimmon. Play around with different colors and textures.
- For pears, choose crisp varieties such as Bosc or Bartlett.
- For apples, choose a crunchy variety that won’t brown too quickly when sliced. Honey crisp, Fuji or pink lady are good choices.
- Start by cutting the apples and pears. As soon as they are cut, toss them with the juice of ½ a lemon so they don’t brown.
I hope you’ll love this Winter Fruit Salad recipe as much as I do! If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment.
You may also like:
- Classic French Lemon Tart
- Honey Lemon Marmalade
- Lemon Poppy Seed Yogurt Loaf
- Pêches Melba
- Peach & Blueberry Galette
- Classic French Tarte aux Fraises
2 firm pears, cored and cubed
2 crisp apples, cored and cubed
4 Clementines, peeled and segmented
2 kiwis, peeled and cubed
1 pomegranate, seeded
1 lemon, juiced
Optional: 1 to 2 tbsp honey
Make sure you read the cooking notes before you start.
Step 1 - In a large bowl, combine the cubed pears and apples, and toss immediately with ½ of the lemon juice (so they don’t brown). Add the clementine segments, kiwi and half of the pomegranate seeds. Add the rest of the lemon juice and (optionally) the honey. Toss delicately to combine.
Step 2 - Serve in individual glasses, cups or bowls, and top each serving with a sprinkle of pomegranate seeds.
This Winter Fruit Salad can be prepared up to 5 hours before serving. The lemon juice prevents the fruits from browning. After that, the fruits tend to soften and the salad won't really look fresh anymore.
Did you make this recipe?