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frozen fruit cups

a recipe by
Carolyn Haas
Whitewater, WI

Our church had a Vintage Bridal Revue and Tea recently. We served a typical tea menu of finger sandwiches and sweets. Because of the Bridal theme, we also had a Norwegian wedding cake (Kranzekake) and frozen fruit cups similar to what had been served at one of our member's weddings in the 70s. We made enough for 100 servings, this version will still make quite a lot of servings, but extras can be frozen for a reasonable amount of time.

serves 20-25
prep time 25 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For frozen fruit cups

  • 10 oz
    frozen strawberries
  • 16 oz
    frozen mixed fruit (pineapple, peach, mango and strawberries)
  • 12 oz
    frozen orange juice concentrate (or orange-pineapple concentrate)
  • water, as needed

How To Make frozen fruit cups

  • 1
    Empty fruit into a large bowl. Get out the frozen OJ and let it thaw slightly while mixing fruit. If the chunks seem too large, you can let them thaw a bit and cut them up to your desired size.
  • 2
    Add OJ to the fruit and stir together. You may want to add some water - 1/2 can or so - to help OJ mix in with the fruit.
  • 3
    Using small containers with lids, fill container about 3/4 full of fruit mixture. Cover and freeze. Don't fill too full or covers will pop off as fruit freezes and expands.
  • 4
    About an hour before serving, remove frozen containers so that they can partially thaw and be somewhat slushy. (The original recipe said to remove 20 minutes before serving but they were still rock hard when I tried that.)
  • 5
    NOTE - you can use canned peaches and fruit cocktail instead of the frozen mixed fruit. Or use a different mixture of frozen fruit. We bought our fruit at Sam's Club and that was the mixture available!