1 bag of Navel oranges*
1 bag of grapefruit, pink if possible, as they are more colorful*
1 large fresh pineapple (I use 1 large can of pineapple chunks in pineapple juice, 20 oz. can or more or less to taste)
1 jar of maraschino cherries, drained and cut in halves, optional
1 small call of flaked coconut (3 ½ oz), optional
1 cup chopped pecans, optional
sliced bananas, optional
* Your best friend when preparing this dish is a good, sharp knife. I use a filet knife; the blade is long but narrow and lightweight and very sharp.
Peel the oranges, removing as much of the pith (the white lining under the skin), discarding the pith and the peeling.
Over a large bowl, section the oranges, removing the membranes, any pith left and the seeds, retaining all of the pulp and juice.
Over the same bowl repeat the process for the grapefruit mixing the fruit sections together. Add the fresh, peeled, cored and chopped pineapple or add the canned pineapple including the juice. Stir well to blend the fruits and the juices. Cover the bowl and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Many families like to add other fruit and nuts such as the cherries, coconut, bananas and/or pecans. You may want to serve these additions in small bowls beside the fruit and let each make their own combination. The bananas, coconut and pecans will soften if you have leftovers, so I like to leave the oranges, grapefruit and pineapple separate. These three will keep 3 days easily in the refrigerator.
Yield is based on the size of bags that you purchase.
My Recipe Box | Log in to view
Join Paula and family for a Party at Sea aboard Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas to Labadee, Jamaica, and Cozumel (roundtrip from Ft. Lauderdale) presented by Alice Travel. We will be having special, separate events for kids on this one with Jack Deen hosting the kids program! Click here for more information, and please note that the Paula Deen cruise is only available by booking directly with Alice Travel Book now before the prices start going up on the cruise and air!
Join the Deen Family for a Book Signing at The Lady & Sons from 10 am to 12 pm.
The event is free; 350 wristbands to be distributed starting at 9 am.
Come see Paula’s live show at the Majestic Theatre in San Antonio, TX and get a heaping helping of Paula’s recipes, and some good old-fashioned fun and laughter!
Visit TicketMaster for ticketing information.
Sponsored by Springer Mountain Farms.