Fresh Fruit with Marshmallow Sauce (A Nut Tree Vintage Recipe) Recipe

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40 mins (prep 30, cooking 10)
13 ingredients
12 servings
The Nut Tree (Vacaville CA, off I-80) has been a landmark tourist stop for over eighty years. The restaurant, at its zenith in the 70's and 80's, was an early pioneer of California cuisine featuring fresh fruits and vegetables, and recipes of popular menu items were offered for sale in the gift shop. The original restaurant from that era is no longer in operation and the complex itself was rebuilt and opened under new ownership. Preparing one of the Nut Tree “vintage” recipes always brings back fond memories of the indoor aviary, rocking hobby horses, toy shop, kiddie train, and of course - the restaurant/bakery. A specialty of the Nut Tree was Fruit Salad with Marshmallow Dressing. It was served as a large luncheon plate with fruits in season, cottage cheese and nut bread. However I like to serve it as dessert. The sauce is for dipping large chunks of fruit fondue style, or as a topping for a dish of fresh fruits. A colorful platter of fresh fruit and this yummy sauce make a conversation piece as well as dessert. Present it on a turntable in the table center, and guests will appreciate the ease of service.

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Serving Size (43.76 g)
Servings 12
Amount per Serving
Calories 164.08 Calories from Fat 34.83
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3.87g 71.5%
Saturated Fat 0.53g 31.89%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 35.91mg 17.95%
Total Carbohydrate 34.29g 137.14%
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g 0.0%
Sugars 34.25 g %
Protein 0.0g 0.0%
Vitamin A 0.0IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 3.01mg% Iron 0.02mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
hot water, dash salt, grated orange zest, fresh, fruits