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Glowtini’s Dessert

 

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Featured Recipe        Glowtini’s Dessert

As many of you know I have many Twitter friends all around the U.S. A. and the world. I love Twitter. The people I follow and who follow me are the nicest people in the world.

One of my best Twitter friends and my sister is a lovely woman who goes by the name of Glowtini. She lives in Thailand. We often talk late into the night about life, religion, and philosophy.  We have so many things, feelings and beliefs in common we swear we were separated at birth.  So we have adopted each other as sisters.

Glowtini is always tweeting us pictures of the most beautiful and exotic flowers from Thailand and the most scrumptious pictures of  food and Thai dishes, most of it from the restaurants she frequents.

A few weeks ago she tweeted us this picture of a dessert.

It features cantaloupe, peaches, papaya, grapes and dragon fruit with orange sauce.

I thought and tweeted back, I could make that dessert. Glowtini and some other Twitter friends encouraged me to do so.

So, today’s featured recipe is my attempt to do just that.

It is an easy and a refreshing dessert on a hot summer day. It is everything I thought it would be and much, much more. It is just so delicious.

Dessert or Salad?

This dish could also be a fruit salad. I remember in the 50’s and 60’s many restaurants sold a fruit salad with a scoop sherbet in the middle of all the fruit. That salad seems to have fallen out of fashion these days. After eating Glowtini’s Dessert I am ready to resurrect it.

You Decide

I could not find dragon fruit today so I substituted star fruit. The peaches in Glowtini’s  picture looked like they are peeled. Not going to happen here as those of you who know me well realize. I am too lazy.

It looks like the ice cream in Glowtini’s picture is vanilla. I decided to go exotic and put more color into the dish by using Pomegranate Açaí and Blueberry, which ended being inspired both for taste and color.

This beautiful dessert  is amazingly inexpensive too!!

The Orange Sauce is from epicurean.com .

This is what you will need for about 4 people:

For the Fruit

½ cantaloupe

½ papaya

1 peach

½ pound red grapes

1 small star fruit

2 tablespoons sliced almonds

2 tablespoons powdered sugar

For Honey Orange Sauce

1/3 cup orange juice

2 Tbsp lemon juice

1½ tablespoon honey

¼ teaspoon ground ginger

A dash of nutmeg

Here is what you do:

Make the sauce first and set aside while you prepare the fruit. Start by squeezing theh orange to make one-third cup.

To make the sauce combine all ingredients in a bowl.

View from the top. Isn’t that a gorgeous color? I can tell just by the color and the aroma this is one fantastic delicious sauce!

Whisk the ingredients together well. Set aside.

Wash the grapes, peach, and star fruit. Dry.

Now cut the fruit.

As I cut the fruit I put each fruit in a separate bowl so that I have an assembly line when finished.

First remove the seeds from the cantaloupe and the papaya.

Then turn the cantaloupe over on the flat side, or fruit side down. Then cut into about 1-inch sized slices.

Then cut each slice into chunks or pieces and remove the outer rind. I find it easier to remove the rind in small pieces like this  than on bigger pieces. However you do it, remove the rind and cut the cantaloupe into medium sized pieces.

Then do the same thing with the papaya. Cut it into slices; cut the slices into chunks or pieces, and remove the skin.

Next work with the star fruit. Star fruit is yellow with some green on them. It is brown on the ridges which  indicate the fruit is ripe. Except for the ends on the fruit, which should be cut off and discarded, the entire star fruit can be eaten. If you have never eaten a star fruit it is kind of like a cross between an apple and a grape with just a slight hint of tartness. They are very tasty.

It is not necessary, but you can, and I did today, cut off the brown part on the top of each of the ridges of the fruit.

Then just simply slice the fruit and you will have lovely nice little stars.

Cut the peach into slices. And cut the grapes in half.

Now begin assembling dessert. Make sure you have the almonds, the powdered sgar, and the orange sauce. Place the fruit on a plate.

Add a scoop of ice cream to each plate. Then top with some of the orange sauce and then add some sliced almonds and dust with some powdered sugar.

Pure heaven.

Bon appétit!!!

Cost

For the Fruit

½ cantaloupe                      $1.30

½ papaya                           $2.12

1 peach                              $0.68

½ pound red grapes            $0.41

1 small star fruit                  $1.99

2 tablespoons almonds         $0.24

2 tbspns powdered sugar      $0.08

For Honey Orange Sauce

1/3 cup orange juice             $0.49

2 Tbsp lemon juice               $0.35

1½ tablespoon honey           $0.09

¼ teaspoon ground ginger    $0.03

A dash of nutmeg                 $0.01

Total cost = $7.79

Cost per person = $1.95

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Friendship isn’t a big thing – it’s a million little things. 

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4 comments to Glowtini’s Dessert

  • Glowtini

    I’m so happy to see this, my dear sis. 🙂 :)Star fruit and pomegranate icecream made this dish look very nice. I know that it tastes good too and wish I could taste it. 🙂

    • Roberta

      So glad you dropped by and visited my sweet sister. Glad you like the changes. It was so delicious as I am sure yours was too. So happy having you in my life.

  • I like star fruit better than dragonfruit although I like the color of the dragonfruit more. This is a delightful salad.

    I’m really glad Glowtini is a good friend of mine and your sister. 🙂

  • Glowtini

    🙂 🙂 🙂 Glad to hear that, Maureen.