Summertime is full of hot days, cool nights, and of course, cherries! Right now at Stemilt, we are deep into cherry season and while cherries may be one of summertime’s most sought-after fruit, you can’t forget about the classics, like apples and pears. Apples and pears add a nice variety into your meal planning (with many varieties available year-round). If you are looking to incorporate more of these classics into your meals, give this Apple and Pear Fruit Salad a try! It is sure to sweeten up your day.

The Apple and Pear Fruit salad is an easy side to add to a meal or have as a snack when you are looking for something quick and sweet. It is so simple to make, that even your little helpers can help make it with you. Another great attribute about this salad is that you can even have breakfast on the go! Add some granola and out the door you go!

In this salad, you can find the combination of Stemilt Pink Lady® apples and D’Anjou pears and let me tell you, it is a wonderful pairing. The sweet-tart flavor and firm crunch of the Pink Lady® blends amazingly with the sweet citrusy flavor and softer bite of the D’Anjou. The crunch of the grapes rounds the salad out nicely.

And let’s not forget about the ‘dressing’ that brings this salad together. Coconut cream and maple syrup makes for a naturally creamy and sweet base, (with the coconut cream being used in place of yogurt). The added poppy seeds give a bit of textured crunch with a splash of lemon juice to bring it all together. This combination is light and tasty for those with food sensitivities!

This salad is perfect for a summer day, with many of the ingredients easily found in your kitchen. The best part? Stemilt’s D’Anjou and Pink Lady® are available a majority of the year!

Watch the video below to learn how to make this sweet Apple and Pear Fruit Salad in a couple of quick, easy steps. Have you made this salad before or something similar? Have tips? Let us know in the comments below!

Apple & Pear Fruit Salad

Ingredients

  • 2 Stemilt Pink Lady® Apples
  • 1 Stemilt D’Anjou Pear
  • 1 cup grapes
  • 1/4 cup coconut cream
  • 2 tsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp poppy seeds
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon

Tart, crunchy Pink Lady® apples and sweet d'Anjou pears make this quick and easy salad a crowd-pleaser among foodies of all ages!

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  • Yield
    4 servings
  • Prep time
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  • In Category
    Side.
  • Level
    Easy

Instructions

  1. Core and dice the apples and pears into ½ inch pieces. Add to a serving bowl.
  2. Slice grapes in half. Add to serving bowl.
  3. Whisk coconut cream, maple syrup, poppy seeds, lemon zest, and lemon juice together in a small bowl.
  1. Pour over fruit in serving bowl. Toss to coat and serve.