These recipes are a refreshing change to that boring old fruit salad in a watermelon boat or that tiresome old strawberry shortcake. They are prepared ahead of time, so there's no fuss or muss when you have a picnic, barbecue or inside dinner party.
Empty a jar of mint jelly in a pot and slowly heat until it turns to liquid. Stir frequently. Let cool. Chop up any fresh fruits you prefer - apples, strawberries, kiwi, grapes, peaches, etc. As soon as jelly is cold, pour over fruit. Cover and keep refrigerated until ready to serve in ice cold bowls.
Simple, refreshing and the jelly adds a new dimension.
PINEAPPLE WITH CREME DE MENTHE (Desert)
Peel, core and slice fresh pineapple. Place in flat container and pour as much creme de menthe as desired. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
This is the perfect desert after a heavy meal, to carry on picnics or to take to church socials. ; -) I used to put it in the cooler when traveling - very refreshing after driving for five or six hours.