It's Monday friends! Hope your Easter weekend was full of family, worship, food and fun.
For the first time ever my guy colored eggs without any kids. He did a great job...yes I begged, "It's just not Easter without a few colorful eggs!" He even got creative and was rewarded with chocolate eggs!
We enjoyed spending time with our youngest children and their two little guys. Carter gobbled up his chocolate rabbit's ears and had such a delightful time doing it while baby Sam wondered what was up...
Traditionally we serve ham for Easter dinner. Curried Fruit is a perfect accompaniment; colorful, pretty, and unusual.
All of the ingredients for this side-dish may be in your pantry and fridge; pears, peaches, apricots, pineapple, cherries, butter, curry powder, cornstarch and brown sugar.
Open the cans of fruit and drain the juice well. Using a 3 quart casserole dish, (mine was 9x13"), layer the fruit beginning with pears. Cut the fruit in bite-sized pieces. Layer pears, peaches, apricots, pineapple, and cherries. I was short on apricots, having only one can on hand. I cut up about a cup of dried apricots and they worked perfectly well.
Next melt the butter, then add curry powder, cornstarch and brown sugar. Stir over medium heat until the sauce becomes thick and bubbly.
Spoon the sauce over the fruit and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour uncovered.
Fruit will caramelize and be light brown around the edges after baking.
Happy 1st Easter Sammy...he is such a darling little guy!
It was easy to serve with lots of love. I'm so thankful for all that Easter means to me and for a glorious Spring day, spent with loved ones. I hope yours was memorable too!
Curried Fruit Bake
- 1 large can pears
- 1 large can peaches
- 1 large can apricots
- 2 cans pineapple chunks
- 15 maraschino cherries, halves
- 1/2 cup melted butter
- 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1-1/2 teaspoon curry powder
- 1-1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
Drain all of the canned fruit for very well. Cut in large chunks and layer in a casserole dish. Place cherries on top. Combine butter, brown sugar, curry powder, and cornstarch. Pour sauce over fruit and bake at 350 for 1 hour uncovered.
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