Preparation / Directions:
* A medium-sweet wine is most suitable.
** Seasonal fruits (strawberries, cherries, nectarines, mangoes,
melon, Italian plums, seedless grapes, etc.)
Pour orange juice and wine into a large glass serving bowl and stir
in lemon peel. Peel and core apple and pear, then cut them into
small cubes. Slice the banana thin. Hold the fruit over the bowl and
chop it on a plate so you don't lose any of the juices. The larger
fruits should be pitted, peeled and cubed. Cherries should be pitted
and left whole. Stir the fruit into the liquid as soon as it is cut (the
juices and wine will help retain the colors). Cover and refrigerate for
at least 2 hours. The macedonia can be made the night before.
Serve lightly chilled garnished with mint leaves.
NOTES: If you use purple plums, add them at the last minute to
prevent their color from changing the color of the other fruit