Deanna Lepsch

posted Sep 21, 2009, 3:21 PM by Natalie Duvall   [ updated Sep 21, 2009, 3:28 PM ]
Deanna Lepsch's Tropical Mojito Fruit Salad
1 Fresh Pineapple, diced
1 Ripe Mango, diced
1 Ripe Papaya, diced
1-2 Large Bananas, sliced
1-2 Honeycrisp Apples, diced
Fresh Mint , 10 leaves
Juice from 3 limes
2 tbsp. rum
1 cup water
1 cup raw or turbinado sugar

1. Soak the mint leaves in the lime juice for half an hour.
2. In a saucepan, combine sugar and water over medium-high heat.
Cook, stirring, until sugar is dissolved. Stop stirring, and bring to a boil. Reduce
to a simmer, and cook for 5 minutes.
3. Remove from heat, and add rum. Cool to room temperature.
4. Remove the mint leaves, chop, and set aside.
5. Dice the fruit and place in a large bowl - make sure all of the fruit, except the
banana, is chilled.
6. Add the chopped mint to the lime-mint juice, then pour into the fruit bowl.
7. Stir to coat the fruit and drizzle with the rum simple syrup.
8. Chill or serve quickly.
Editor's Note: For a picture and some follow up notes, check out Deanna's blog