Mama Melrose's Ristorante Fruit Salad


  • 1 cup Amaretto liqueur
  • 1/2 cup Asti Spumante or dry white wine, plus another 1/2 cup
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 pint strawberries, sliced
  • 1 cup seedless grapes
  • 2 unpeeled apples, cored and diced
  • 2 unpeeled pears, cored and diced
  • 2 bananas, peeled and sliced
  • 2 fresh figs or fresh kiwifruit, peeled and sliced


Mix the Amaretto, 1/2 cup of the Asti Spumante or wine, the sugar and the lemon juice in a large serving bowl. Add the fruit, and toss. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Immediately before serving, pour the remaining 1/2 cup of the Asti Spumante over the fruit, and toss again.

Makes 6

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