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Dressing for Fruit Salads

There is a large variety of dressings considered appropriate for fruit salads. Boiled frosting is perhaps one of the most popular foundations with varying flavors of fruit, wine, etc. Sugar and lemon juice, sugar and fruit juice, boiled custard, plain whipped cream sweetened and flavored, are all used, as well as a cooked dressing made in this way:


  • yolks of 4 eggs
  • 2 tablespoonfuls of sugar
  • 1 tablespoonful of butter
  • 1/2 teaspoonful of salt
  • pinch of cayenne
  • 4 tablespoonfuls of vinegar
  • 1 pint of whipped cream unsweetened


Add to the yolks well beaten, the sugar, butter, salt, cayenne and vinegar. Cook in a double boiler, stir constantly and cook rather slowly to prevent curdling. Let this get thoroughly cold and just before serving add the whipped cream. Mix well and pour over the salad.


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Civic League Cook Book (1913).

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