Fruit Salad with Easy Crème Fraîche

Fresh fruits at their peak need little embellishment.  Our quick version of rich, slightly tangy crème fraîche is a perfect topper for the fruit. Any combo of seasonal Ontario fruit will work well.

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Servings: 6-8

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  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) water
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) granulated sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 thin slices peeled fresh gingerroot
  • 1 small sprig fresh rosemary
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) vanilla

Easy Crème Fraîche:

  • 1 cup (250 mL) sour cream
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) packed brown sugar
  • Pinch salt
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) whipping cream

Fruit Salad:

  • 2 cups (500 mL) each Ontario Blueberries and Raspberries
  • 2 Ontario Peaches, peeled and cut into wedges
  • 2 each Ontario Nectarines and Apricots, cut into wedges


In small saucepan, combine water, sugar, cinnamon, ginger, and rosemary. Bring to boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 3 minutes. Strain syrup into a bowl, discarding cinnamon, ginger and rosemary.
Stir in vanilla, let cool.

Easy Crème Fraîche:

In medium bowl, stir together sour cream, brown sugar and salt; stir in whipping cream.

Fruit Salad:

In serving bowl, gently combine together cooled syrup, blueberries, raspberries, peaches, nectarines and apricots. Serve topped with dollop of crème fraîche.

Nutritional information

  • Protein: 4 grams
  • Fat: 4 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 25 grams
  • Calories: 162
  • Fibre: 3.5 grams
  • Sodium: 58 mg