Fruit Salad in a Mason Jar

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I think the produce guys at my local market are bored.  I mean, what other explanation can there be as to why the strawberries and carrots and pre-cut melon are never in the same place week-to-week …


Just when I get used to being greeted by rows of strawberries when I walk through the front door, I find myself face-to-face with tomatoes.  Granted, technically tomatoes are a fruit.  But they’re not the kind of fruit I’d put in a fruit salad …


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… packed in a mason jar.


These jars only get my daughter’s favorites.  She’s my fruit lover.   So I started with pineapples on the bottom.   Mostly because of weight …


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And then I just layered on strawberries, blueberries, melon, and raspberries.


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  I could’ve just left it there, but a dollop of whipped cream seemed in order.  Just this one time …


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The last step:  Add a lid and refrigerate.


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And now it’s a ready made snack for when my fruit-loving daughter gets home from day camp!




  1. I am not sure why but this inspired a mason jar project for me. It couldn’t be farther from fruit salad either so I’m giggling.

  2. LOL A dollop? I like that dollop size AND your fruit jar !

  3. They not only look tasty but a colorful addition to a summer barbecue


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