Fruit: Outside The Box

Sweet and Spiced Fruit Aspic

 Aspic is a savory  dish in which ingredients are set into a gelatin made from a meat stock or consommé. When used in non-savory dishes it's called gelatin salad. I like to take ordinary ingredients and use them in unexpected ways. Here I take the gelatin and mix it with spices then add fruit and crushed cookies for a surprising take on a fruit salad mold. Cutting it into interesting shapes makes for an appealing presentation. Proving once again - healthy eating is fun and tasty! Enjoy!  Ingredients  2 envelopes plain gelatin  1 inch ginger  1 cinnamon stick  3 tablespoons maple syrup  2 cups water, separated  1 pear, peeled and cube ½ inch.  1 orange, sections only cut out  1 banana, small, sliced  ¾ cup raspberries  4 Italian amaretti cookies  In a small bowl, soften gelatin in 1 cup of water.  In a small sauce-pan combine 1 cup of water, pear, cinnamon stick, ginger and maple syrup. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and cook for five minutes.  Drain the spiced liquid and add to gelatin bowl to help dissolve gelatin.  Place pear cubes in a bowl of desired shape and add orange sections, banana and raspberries. Pour dissolved gelatin in bowl and sprinkle with crushed amaretti cookies.   P.S. Save the Date:     April 25, 2018 for a Delicious Simplicity Cooking Class: Food and More    RCTV Studios, 557 Main Street, Reading MA.

Aspic is a savory  dish in which ingredients are set into a gelatin made from a meat stock or consommé. When used in non-savory dishes it's called gelatin salad. I like to take ordinary ingredients and use them in unexpected ways. Here I take the gelatin and mix it with spices then add fruit and crushed cookies for a surprising take on a fruit salad mold. Cutting it into interesting shapes makes for an appealing presentation. Proving once again - healthy eating is fun and tasty! Enjoy!

Ingredients

2 envelopes plain gelatin

1 inch ginger

1 cinnamon stick

3 tablespoons maple syrup

2 cups water, separated

1 pear, peeled and cube ½ inch.

1 orange, sections only cut out

1 banana, small, sliced

¾ cup raspberries

4 Italian amaretti cookies

In a small bowl, soften gelatin in 1 cup of water.

In a small sauce-pan combine 1 cup of water, pear, cinnamon stick, ginger and maple syrup. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and cook for five minutes.  Drain the spiced liquid and add to gelatin bowl to help dissolve gelatin.

Place pear cubes in a bowl of desired shape and add orange sections, banana and raspberries. Pour dissolved gelatin in bowl and sprinkle with crushed amaretti cookies.

P.S. Save the Date: 

April 25, 2018 for a Delicious Simplicity Cooking Class: Food and More

RCTV Studios, 557 Main Street, Reading MA.