I believe that when friends come over for dinner they come for the atmosphere of a good, simple home cooked meal and great conversation (& much love & wine) and not for a restaurant-quality three course experience. Having friends over for dinner out one’s house, ideally, allows everyone to just relax and have a wonderful time together. What is not to like?
And so when friends come over, I love a good old fruit bowl. A glorious fruit bowl is not only simple (and does not require a lot of prep time or money), but if you select the ripest and most perfect seasonal fruit you can get, it is the most glorious (and memorable) dessert – also in fall!
A Fall Clementine & Date Fruit Bowl
- Perfectly ripe clementines
- Sweet dates
- Some fresh mint
Go and get some perfectly sweet & tangy clementines, add some lovely decadent and sugary dried dates with some refreshing mint on the side. Peel the tangerines and arrange everything in a beautiful bowl or, like I did, on a cake stand. And there you have it: a lush fall fruit bowl. Enjoy!