Fruit Salad- Fun with Jars Friday

Hi folks.


Had to pop back with a little summer sunshine for you. Yes I know it’s winter here and freezing cold outside. But do not let that stop you from enjoying one of these!


Yeah that’s right baby, it may be cold outside but that is no reason to shy away from some yummy fruity goodness. Eat some of this today and you can eat all the cookies you want on Christmas. Yes fruit is more expensive in the winter months but you just have to look around for bargains. Our market had a 2 for $5 deal on fruit. So me and mini-me went to town buying up some raspberries and strawberries and blueberries. Satsumas are in season so we picked those up. I picked up lots of healthy snack food. Then we got home and mini-me declared we have nothing to eat. I rolled my eyes and she clarified. Okay we have stuff to eat but no junk food. Um, I have fudge and four different kinds of cookies right now. More eye rolling. Mini-me clarifies again. Um, okay we have no chips and stuff. Ah, now we get to the heart of it. Chips and stuff are an important part of weekends. How could I forget this? Well, cuz I had this:

Mini-me and B went to rent a movie and came back with chips anyway. That’s okay, more for me. I’ll tell you how to whip up this little jar of yummy goodness. First a quick look at how to layer it:

So you are now wondering how to make it. Simple, you start with a catchy name and then work your magic.

Fruitilious Fruit Salad- Fun with Jars Friday
Wonderful fruit salad recipe served in a mason jar!
Recipe type: Fruit, Salad, Dessert
Serves: 4
For the Salad:
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1 granny smith apple, peeled
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1 satsuma, peeled
  • 1 kiwi, peeled
  • 1 banana, peeled
For the Juice:
  • Juice from one satsuma
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  1. Rinse and cut your strawberries in half. Lay as first layer.
  2. Peel your apple and cut into wedges. Drizzle with lemon juice and honey. Lay as your second layer.
  3. Rinse your raspberries. Lay as your third layer.
  4. Peel and separate your satsuma. Lay as your fourth layer.
  5. Peel and thinly slice your kiwi. Lay as your fifth layer.
  6. Peel and thinly slice your banana. Lay as your last layer.
  7. Now juice your extra satsuma and pour over top.
  8. Pop the lid on the jar and give it a good shake.
  9. Stick in fridge for an hour or so until it’s chilled.
  10. You can use it the next day but beyond that your bananas and apple will get discoloured. So best to use it up right away. Or switch those two fruits out to something that keeps better.
  11. Serve in small bowls. Or you can layer these in small individual size jars. I used a 1L for this one. It made one jar.

Hope you enjoyed this edition of FUN WITH JARS! I have something extra special in store for you next week. You are going to flip out when you see it. So much fun playing around with these things. And no injuries this week. The upside to recovering from the flu. You move slowly and approach your food with caution. My doc called to check in and was shocked nothing had gone wrong this week. I assured him I will visit him in emergency next week for sure. I mean we can’t have the guy out of a job now can we. He’ll be stalking me soon and tripping me just to make ends meet if I keep up this no accident lifestyle. I have my trench coat and sunglasses all ready so I can dodge him. Lunatic in hiding. Life is never dull.

Toodles and smoochies! xx

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  1. 1
    The Mom Chef says:

    I hear Mini-me loud and clear. I'm drooling over that amazing jar of fruit you have there, but when it comes to serious munching, Dudette and I settle down with a bag of ruffled potato chips and some French onion dip. But, this fruit salad is needed to clear the arteries the next day, that's for sure.

  2. 2

    Gorgeous layers of colors. Rainbow in winter ….

  3. 3
    Curry and Comfort says:

    Yummy jar full of goodness!! Sign me up. I agree fresh fruit is always a wonderful meal.. put it in a jar and you have a to go meal that's perfect. :) Have a great weekend! ~ Ramona

  4. 4

    I love kiwi. I am looking for yummy fruits and you have just reminded me of all of the delicious goodness out there!

  5. 5 says:

    Ha! Love the image of you skulking around incognito to avoid the Dr, you crack me up.
    That fruit salad would be perfect for my breakfast, do you deliver to calgary:)

  6. 6

    What a great way to serve fruit salad!

  7. 7

    LOL…I hope you can avoid the pesky doctor in your sunglasses and trench coat. I'm giggling at the thought :) I should have made one of you delicious fruit salads instead of diving into the homemade granola…it looks stunning with the colorful layers!

  8. 8
    Emily Lynne {The Best of this Life} says:

    Gorgeous!! What a great idea, I'm loving it and craving fruit now, yum!!

  9. 9
    Jen at The Three Little Piglets says:

    I think it's perfect this time of year – after all the sweet stuff, I start craving fruits and spicy stuff like nobodies business!

  10. 10

    @The Mom Chef- For me nothing beats a bowl of pistachios at night. Love them. But popcorn with real butter runs a close second, especially during a movie.

    @Ping- Thanks. I love the look of them.

    @Ramona- Thanks so much. Hope you enjoy yours as well.

    @Liz- I was feeling the need to be a good girl after much Xmas baking. Lol!

    @celiacasaurus- Lol, maybe a dried fruit salad would ship okay.

    @Carolyn- Thanks!

    @Lizzy- Lol, I could not help myself. Fruit salad with granola in a parfait with greek yogurt would be a good compromise. Wanna share?

    @Emily Lynne- Thanks so much. I love to cause cravings.

    @Jen- That was my thought exactly. I can feel my butt getting bigger with all the baking for xmas. This might help. Lol!

  11. 11
    Christine's Pantry says:

    Trench coat and sunglasses all ready so you can dodge him… lol. Love it. Your fruit salad is beautiful.

  12. 12

    @Christine- A girl can never be too careful. Lol. Thanks!

  13. 13
    janet@fromcupcakestocaviar says:

    Heck, if you have a doctor who will stalk you, be glad :-P Maybe he makes house calls too hehe

    Sigh. Now I want fruit salad… lots and lots of fruit salad.

  14. 14

    Beautiful fruit salad stack! I haven't been able to find a satsuma in years, so I'm very jealous! Those are the best in citrus!

  15. 15

    Wow – that looks SO delicious! Bright and colorful! I'm glad you didn't go to the ER this week – it's always nice to have a change up in your routine!

  16. 16 says:

    This is almost too pretty to eat! (But I'd probably eat it anyway!)

  17. 17
    Free Spirit Eater says:

    I can never get enough fruit! LOVE the presentation in a jar. By the way, just saw your comment on the non alcoholic drinks post, just wanted you to know you were the inspiration for that post since it was your suggestion on my site. Thanks for the suggestion! Enjoy the rest of your weekend =]

  18. 18
    kitchenarian says:

    This is so refreshing! I love the beautiful colors and it looks so delicious.

  19. 19

    With all those artery-clogging cookies that I've been baking lately , that gorgeous fruits will surely declog it heh! Gorgeous presentation , too ;)

  20. 20

    I have to say it does look YUMMY!!! Very creative Kim!!!

  21. 21

    @mjskit- Totally lucked out. We hit a gourmet market about once every week or two. We are probably the only ones who shop there on a budget, lol. But I found these little beauties and kumquats. Great day.

    @Ann- Lol, a girl needs a break from visiting cute, rich doctors once in awhile. Wait, what. Heck no, what was I thinking??

    @thesmartcookiecook- Lol, I'm the same way!

    @Kym- Thank you. I am so touched you took my suggestion to heart and did that. I really struggle to find non-alcohol options. I can't drink at all so that post is a HUGE help to me. You are so sweet. xx

    @kitchenarian- Thank you so much!

    @anne- My thoughts exactly. Needed a more natural sugar rush. Lol!

    @Sandra- Thank you so much. xx

  22. 22

    Very cute :) And nice and fresh and flavorful in between all the heavy winter meals one tends o whip up!

  23. 23
    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. says:

    Not only does this look so pretty, but it looks so yummy too! I love satsumas also!

  24. 24

    @Kiri- Thanks. I was just feeling the need for something un-Christmasy and light. Lol!

    @Stephanie- Thank you. I was so stunned to see the satsumas at the market. I had literally just read they were out but I didn't think we would see any.

  25. 25
    Balvinder ( Neetu) says:

    I enjoyed your fruit salad in jar and looking up for your extra special post through my email subscription.

  26. 26

    A couple of things. 1. I love this series, I am such a sucker for anything in a jar. I look forward to your weekly creations!
    2. Your photoshop ability is awesome – I'm jealous of how great that photo with the labeled fruit is. Awesome job.

  27. 27
    Meagan @ Scarletta Bakes says:

    Love your jars. Love your fruit salad. Love this post. Congrats on Top 9, Kim!! :)

  28. 28
    Quiche-ing Queen says:

    Perfect to pack in a picnic. Our afternoons are still warm here in Houston, TX.

  29. 29

    How fruitylicious! Is that a word? If not, it should be! This is gorgeous! :)


  30. 30

    This definitely caught my eye! I kept thinking it'd be a cool poster picture to hang up but then I'd always be hungry looking at it :) LOVE fruit!

  31. 31

    I’m going to have to make some of these to take to work!


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