Healthy snack idea! Fresh fruit with citrus sugar: My 3 favorite recipes.

June 3, 2015

Fruit season is finally picking up here in the northeast! We no longer have to live on apples alone (for a few months, at least!). Raspberries and blueberries have been amazing. Strawberries are getting better and better. Soon, we’ll be gorging on juicy stone fruit. When fruit is in season locally like this, you can feast on it without fuss, straight from the basket. And we do! But there’s also an abundance and it’s fun to cook, bake, and play with all the goodness, too.

That’s the beauty of this time of year: produce is good, there’s plenty, and you can do what you want with it. One of the things I have been loving is serving fresh fruit with citrus sugar. My kids are pretty keen on eating fruit with citrus sugar, too. In fact, it’s been the most successful way of getting them to ask for more.

Fresh Fruit with Citrus Sugar recipes | One Hungry Mama

I started doing this when fruit was out of season since the citrus sugar makes any fruit taste great. But citrus sugar also gives in-season fruit a refreshing zing that will have everyone gobbling fresh fruit like you’ve never seen.

If you have an eater who is reluctant to eat fruit—or you’re trying to eat more yourself—this is the way! It may seem like it’s unhealthy because you’re pairing fruit with sugar, but you control how much sugar gets added and very little is needed. The real flavor comes from the citrus.

To make citrus sugar, the basic ratio is 1 teaspoon zest for 1/2 cup sugar. This will make a lot, which is great for a party or to keep on hand in the fridge for a week or so. If you just want a little, though, for a single snack or dessert, cut the recipe in half.

So start making citrus sugar with your lemons, limes and oranges and pair them up with fresh fruit. There are SO many combinations. Watch for my favorite ideas and two ways serve them.

12 Responses

  1. Omens says:

    Well, that just now are showing this kind of thing associated with fruit!
    I love fruit, most strawberries but your proposal appealed to me 🙂
    I’ll try!

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