I have to admit I am a big fan of this dessert salad at all the Chinese Buffets. Every time we go no matter how stuffed I am I find room to eat this sugary sweet banana strawberry combination.
I started mixing and combining idea's on how to get the consistency right and not use too much sugar. Well this worked perfectly for me. I probably could have made it a little thicker adding another 1/2 tablespoon of cornstarch but I loved how this just coated it without a big glob.
If you want thicker glaze then add the extra.
Here's how to make this simple jello sauce for you fruit salad! (see notes at the end for different idea's and taste suggestions)
You will need:
1 package strawberry jello
1 cup sugar
2 1/2 tablespoons corn starch (or 1/2 tablespoon more for thicker sauce this is medium.)
1 1/2 cup cold water
Assorted fruits: I used 8 medium sized bananas and 1 quart of strawberries other suggestions below
In a medium sized saucepan:
Add the water to the pan whisk in the corn starch and add sugar. Boil until thickened, around 3 to 5 minutes. Add the package of strawberry jello, blend evenly.
Cool mixture completely on the counter in a glass bowl. Add sliced bananas, I also added fresh strawberries to the bowl and keep in the refrigerator for at least an hour before serving or until set.
Kiwi, seedless grapes, apple slices, blueberries with blue jello, raspberries with raspberrie jello, oranges with orange jello. I am sure you can come up with your favorites.
One last note: If you prefer a less sweet sauce, reduce the sugar to 1/2 a cup. It will still thicken just not be as sweet. This is is very sweet sauce and this is created to my own personal taste. It is not pasty, it's a smooth clear sauce medium thickness and for me perfectly sweet.
Serve with whipped cream or plain.
+claudia lamascolo Author