Fruits and Veggies - Fresh Canned Frozen

Raspberry Fruit Medley

From the Strive for Five at School! Resources

Yield: 8
Portion: 1/2 cup (125 mL)
Cost per serving: $0.51

2 cups ready-sliced apples 500 mL
1 x 14-oz can pear halves in natural juice 1 x 398-mL can
3 cups whole raspberries, frozen 750 mL
3 tbsp honey, liquid 45 mL
1 tbsp lime juice 15 mL

1 Dice the apples.
2 Drain and dice the canned pears.
3 In a bowl, combine the raspberries, apples, and pears.
4 Mix the honey and lime juice. Add to the raspberries, apples, and pears.

Quick tip: This apple/pear/raspberry combination has a smooth, velvety feel. As the raspberries thaw, they will decrease to one-half their volume and give a saucy look to the apples and pears. For a different flavour, use orange juice or lemon juice instead of the lime juice. This fruit medley is great on its own, but it also makes a great topping for yogourt.

Did You Know?


  • In proper botanical language, are not a berry at all but an aggregate fruit consisting of numerous drupelets around a central core.
  • Contain significant amounts of ellagic acid, an anti-cancer phytochemical.
  • Are usually available fresh in Nova Scotia between mid-July and mid-August.
  • Are the most fragile of all berries. Be gentle when picking them.
  • Will keep fresh in the refrigerator for one or two days.
  • Freeze very well. Wash them gently, then pat dry with a paper towel. Arrange them in a single layer on a flat pan or cookie sheet and place them in the freezer. Once the berries are frozen, transfer them to a heavy plastic bag and return them to the freezer, where they will keep for up to one year.