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Pomegranate Fruit Salad

Fresh fruit salad gets a holiday makeover with a touch of a tangy pomegranate and orange syrup. This recipe is sure to be a success at any meal.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 8 cups

Ingredients
  

  • 1/3 cup bottled pomegranate juice
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon fresh grated orange zest
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • 2 large navel oranges
  • 2 apples
  • 2 pears
  • 2 cups grapes
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds optional

Instructions
 

  • Pour pomegranate juice into a small saucepan and stir in sugar. Bring slowly to a boil over low heat, stirring constantly, until sugar dissolves (about 5 minutes). Remove from heat and add orange zest and black pepper. Cool to room temperature.
  • Peel and section oranges. Core apple and pears and cut each into 1/2 inch slices or chunks. Combine oranges, apples, pears and grapes in a bowl.
  • Pour syrup over fruit and stir gently to coat. Sprinkle pomegranate seeds on top.

Notes

One 15 oz can of Mandarin oranges (drained) can be substituted for the fresh orange segments.
Other fruit can be substituted or added as desired (e.g. bananas, grapefruit, kiwi, blueberries, pineapple, etc.).
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