Mix together these fruits from many places where Jewish people have lived. Add some sugar, top it off with whipped cream (Israel is the land of milk and honey!) and enjoy this special Yom Ha’Atzmaut treat.
(serves about 12)
1 orange, for Israel
1 cup of grapes, for western Europe
1 cup of cherries, for eastern Europe
1 apple, for the United States
1 banana, for Ethiopia
1/4 of a papaya, for India
1 pear, for Argentina
1/2 cup of blueberries for Canada
2 kiwis, for Australia
1/4 cup of sugar
Peel the fruits that need to be peeled and cut the larger fruit into bite-size pieces.
(Ask an adult to help.) Remove any seeds as well.
Combine all of the fruit together in a large bowl.
Add the sugar and mix well to make sure each piece of fruit is coated.
Cover the bowl tightly with plastic wrap and let it sit for 20 minutes to become syrupy.
Dish out individual servings and top each one with whipped cream.