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Fruit-Stacked Sticks

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Inactive: 15 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Ingredients

1/2 cored fresh pineapple from the produce department, available in sacks or tubs

1 seedless navel oranges or Sicilian blood oranges

8 strawberries, hulled (remove the greens and the tiny tops where fruit attached to vine using a small paring knife)

4-inch skewers

3/4 cup sugar

3/4 cup water

1 lemon, zested

1 lime, zested

Directions

  1. Cut pineapple half lengthwise. Cut the half into quarters lengthwise. Cut the quarters into 6 chunks, making 24 pieces. Trim the ends off the orange and remove the peel. Cut the orange into 6 wedges then cut wedges in half across. Stack 8 pieces of pineapple and 3 pieces of orange and 2 strawberries on each 4-inch skewer. Place skewered fruit on shallow dish.
  2. In a sauce pot combine sugar and water and place over high heat. Add the zests to the sugar. Bring sugar to a simmer, or until the sugar has completely dissolved.
  3. Remove the citrus infused sugar from heat and pour over the skewers. Let flavors infuse 10 to 15 minutes in the refrigerator.