Passionate Tropical Paradise

This passionate appetizer can be prepared just before the big date.
  • 2 large passion fruits, halved 1 pound pineapple, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 2 teaspoons sugar 4 ripe kiwis, peeled and quartered lengthwise
  • Dash of lemon juice 1 large banana, cut into ¼ inch rounds
  • 6 pitted prunes, halved

Place a fine sieve over a small saucepan. Scoop out the pulp from one of the passion fruits and press the pulp on the sieve to extract as much of the juice as possible into the saucepan. Add the sugar and a dash of lemon juice and heat moderately for 2 minutes until the sugar has dissolved. Transfer the passion fruit syrup to a medium bowl and set aside to cool. Scoop the pulp from the other passion fruit into the syrup and stir. In separate bowl, toss the bananas, the kiwis, the prunes and the pineapples. Add the passion fruit syrup, toss well and serve.