Fruit Salsa is a versatile dish that can be an appetizer or dessert!
This week it’s my birthday (June baby!) and to celebrate I’m having all my girls over this weekend for a girls-only celebration. I’m deciding on the appetizers and food to make, keeping them simple and somewhat healthy. Also easy to prepare seeing as how it’s basically summer with this crazy heat, meaning I do not feel like having the oven on all night.
I had the idea to make fruit salsa after having it at other get togethers, and thought about making homemade crackers to go with it. Of course, they would have to be sweet crackers instead of savoury.
Last year I made these Savoury Everything Crackers to go with cheese platters and other appetizers and I thought about making them sweet for something like this. Pairing them with fruit would mean they should have some sugar and cinnamon. I used coconut sugar instead of regular sugar and mixed it with cinnamon for a cinnamon-sugar spread.
You can make the fruit salsa and crackers ahead of time so they’re ready to go for your get together. The salsa can stay in the fridge for 1-3 days, it will get a little mushy after the sugars from the fruit blend together. The crackers can stay on the counter in a ziplock bag for up to a week, and freeze easily. Just take them out 20 minutes before eating.
The crackers are a little thicker than the savoury crackers, because I wanted them to be more of a soft cracker, almost like a cinnamon bun cracker. They’re softer in the middle and crisp along the edges. As they cool they get crispier. The crackers take less than 15 minutes to make including baking time.
The salsa is easily adaptable for any fruit you like. Try blueberries, apples, pears, raspberries etc.
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for the salsa:
To make the Crackers:
To make Fruit Salsa:
In the summer I like to bake anything in the oven later at night when it’s less hot out, these crackers can be made ahead of time the night before and kept in a container or even frozen until needed.