Saturday, July 3, 2010

Fruit Salsa

I know. It's been forever. And ever.

But, I am nearly certain that this post will make up for it :)

I have had this recipe stored in my cookbook for ages. I haven't a clue where I got it, only that I look at it from time to time and think, "I must try that someday."

Well, someday became today. I needed something to take to our family 4th of July get together. I was, of course, planning on taking in the Jalapeno Poppers, but everyone is apparently making them as not a single grocery store I went to had a single jalapeno pepper in stock. I may cry.

Chop a small container of strawberries, a half a small container of blueberries, 3 kiwis and 2 medium size peaches and add it all to a large mixing bowl. Mmmm...I could stop here.
Add 2 tablespoons white sugar, 1 tablespoon brown sugar and 3 tablespoons strawberry preserves to the fruit.
Mix well. Oh my.
The recipe actually calls for you to make your own cinnamon chips out of tortillas. I was all for that until I realized I did not have the butter flavored cooking spray it called for. I made a quick trip to the grocery store to get some and what did I find?

Cinnamon graham crackers. And chocolate graham crackers. Maybe someday I will try to make my own, but these just sounded perfect.
And they are. I could eat this all day, every day for the rest of the summer. I could eat this with a spoon. The Boy IS eating it with a spoon. I had to put the container on the top shelf of the refrigerator so it wouldn't tempt anyone before we had to leave.

My version is heavily modified from the original for a couple reasons. The original called for golden apples instead of peaches. I forgot to add the apples to my grocery list, but had peaches on hand. In retrospect, I could have bought the apples in my emergency trip for butter spray, but it didn't occur to me. The original also called for raspberries instead of blueberries. Like the elusive jalapeno peppers, no raspberries were to be found this day. I truly believe you could add ANY fruit and be happy with it, so be creative and add what you like.

Happy Birthday America!