exotic fruit salad
Exotic fruit salad / Custard Fruit Salad
Written by Jayashree
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Custard Fruit Salad is a tasty dessert to serve anytime. It is easy to make and can be made ahead of time. It gives the benefit of a wide range of fruits. Fruits of rarer variety taste good and makes it richer. Addition of nuts makes it exotic.

exotic fruit salad

When can you serve fruit salad? 

Fruit salad can be served after lunch or dinner as dessert. It is ideal as after school snack for children. It makes a good dessert during summer, serve it with any ice cream. It is also ideal during fasting days.

Does fruit salad stay good in refrigerator?

Fruit salad stays good if refrigerated for two days. It tastes best when it is made and served chilled. Thus, the best way is to make custard and keep it in a refrigerator. Cut the fruits and keep them in another bowl. Mix the fruits in custard and serve.


Ingredients :

  • Pear 1
  • Kiwi 3
  • green apple 1
  • lychee  8 ( I do not know of the latest threats of it, beware)
  • orange 1
  • sapota 2
  • grapes 15
  • strawberry 6
  • milk 1/2 litre
  • cornflour 1 tbsp
  • sugar 3 tsp
  • vanilla essence 2 drops
  • cashew nuts 4
  • raisins 8
  • almonds 4
  • honey 2 tbsp


Method :

The making of fruit salad  involves 3 steps:

  1. Making of custard
  2. Cutting of fruits and nuts
  3. Mixing of it

1 Make custard by boiling the milk. Add sugar. Mix the corn flour in  cold milk and keep it aside.  Slowly add it to the boiling milk. Let boil for a few minutes. Allow to cool. Once it is at room temperature, keep it in the refrigerator. 

2 Wash and cut the pear, green apple and sapota into small pieces. Remove the seeds of lychee and cut into quarters. Peel the orange and make it into segments. Cut strawberries. Cut the dry fruits into small pieces.

3 Mix all the fruits  into the  bowl of custard. Exotic fruit salad is now ready. Serve chilled, garnish with dry fruits and a dollop of honey.


Take a tip:

  1. Custard powder is made using corn flour. Thus, I have used corn flour and flavoured with  vanilla essence to it. Alternatively, you can use custard powder also. But as I get down to the basics, I usually like to use cornflour.
  2. You can use any or all of the mentioned fruits. 
  3. If mangoes are available, do use them. It tastes good.
  4. Banana is not used here, you can use it. 

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Exotic Fruit Salad

This is an old post which I have redone now. It is part of Foodies_Redoing Old Post 11 where we work on a blog post every fortnight. This was one of the earliest posts that I wrote, now both the pictures and the text are changed.

Exotic Fruit Salad

Fruit Salad is a classic dessert to serve anytime. Use rare fruits and top with nuts to make it exotic.

Course Dessert
Keyword classic dessert, exotic fruit salad, fruit salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chilling time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


  • 1 pear
  • 3 kiwi
  • 1 green apple
  • 8 lychee
  • 1 orange
  • 2 sapota
  • 15 grapes
  • 6 strawberry

For the custard

  • 1/2 litre milk
  • 1 tablespoon cornflour
  • 3 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 drops vanilla essence

For topping

  • honey
  • dry fruits


Making of Custard

  1. Make custard by boiling the milk. Add sugar. Mix the corn flour in  cold milk and keep it aside.  Slowly add it to the boiling milk. Let boil for a few minutes. Allow to cool. Once it is at room temperature, keep it in the refrigerator. 

Cutting of fruits

  1. Cut the fruits into small pieces. Chop the dry fruits.

Mixing of fruits

  1. Once the custard is warm, you can add fruits to it. Chill it. Before serving, top with nuts and a dollop of honey.

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  1. Mums Take Five

    Nice idea to serve it in custard, havent tried that. Yes you only need a couple of different fruits to make it special dont you. 🙂
    Thank you for sharing with us again for Sunday Brunch lovely to see you xx

    • jayashree

      Thankyou so much for stopping by to write. I always make it custard. Adding different fruits is optional

  2. mayurisjikoni

    Fresh fruit salad with custard was what I would make often when my kids were young. It was a good way to get them to eat a variety of fruits. Your bowl of exotic fruit salad is tempting and urging me to make it soon.

  3. Renu Agrawal Dongre

    Love fruit salad, light and refreshing. They go well as a dessert or evening as an evening snack. Your exotic fruit salad looks tempting.

  4. sizzlingtastebuds

    I personally love Fruit Salad with Custard. my kids love it chilled when I make it during summer vacations.. this looks very inviting, jayashree. I love litchee (with all its faults :p).


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