Fresh Fruit with Marshmallow Sauce
An old Nut Tree Recipe
• ½ cup hot water
• 2/3 cup light corn syrup
• 1 cup sugar
• 2 egg whites
• Dash salt
• 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
• 1/4 cup mayonnaise
• 1 Tbs. grated orange zest
Selection of fresh fruits and mellons.
1 Combine water, corn syrup and sugar in a deep saucepan. Heat over medium heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Increase heat and boil slowly without stirring to firm ball stage or thread stage (248 degrees F. on candy thermometer.) Do not overcook.
2 Meanwhile beat egg whites with salt. When stiff, gradually beat in the hot syrup, beating until thick and fluffy. Fold in vanilla, mayonnaise and orange zest.
If sauce becomes too thick, thin with a small amount of mayonnaise or hot water.
For use as a dipping sauce fondue-style prepare melons and fruit in large pieces.
For use as a topping, prepare in bite-size pieces, and/or add smaller fruits like berries and grapes to the array.