Appetizers,  Fruit,  Salads,  Sausage

Falling Fall Fruit Platter

A ripe pear, a crisp fall apple, ruby-red grapes and the sensual, delicate fig.  I love to enjoy the fruits of the season and sometimes the most simple ways are the best!

Falling Fall Fruit Platter

Serves 2

1 ripe pear of your choice
1 apple of your choice
1/2 cup seedless red grapes, halved
2 – 3 figs, quartered
2-3 tablespoons walnuts or pecans

For the dressing:
Juice of one orange, about 5 tablespoons
1 tablespoon orange marmalade
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon Grand Marnier
salt & pepper

Prepare the dressing by heating the orange juice, honey and marmalade until dissolved.  Remove from the heat and add the Grand Marnier and salt and pepper to taste.

Cut up the fruit and combine with the nuts on a plate or bowl.  Drizzle the warm dressing all over.  Serve at once.  Leftovers can be refrigerated and used within a day.

I love being in the kitchen. Early mornings, soft music, a hot espresso. Easing into the preparation of delicious meals. Glancing through cookbooks, gathering inspiration and planning my day. I look forward to the cycles of the seasons, the pleasures of tasting and savoring and sharing this with those dear to me. Weekends are special to me as my week days are often rushed, but still I create the ambiance, light the candles, set the table and uncork the wine.

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