Spicy Fruit Salad
1 − 16 ounce can of peaches
2 − 3 inch long cinnamon sticks
3/4 teaspoon of allspice
2 large navel oranges
2 large pink grapefruits
1 small pineapple
2 pints of strawberries
3 kiwi fruits
2 tablespoons of crystallized ginger root
Drain syrup from the peaches into a small saucepan. Place peaches in a large bowl. Over medium−high heat, heat syrup, cinnamon, and ground allspice to boiling. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 10 minutes. Set syrup mixture aside to cool while preparing fruit.
Grate peel from 1 orange, set aside. Cut peel from oranges and grapefruits. To catch juice, hold fruit over bowl with peaches and cut sections from oranges and grapefruits between membranes; drop sections into bowl. Cut peel and core from pineapple; cut fruit into 1/2 inch chunks. Add pineapple to fruit in bowl. Pour syrup
mixture over fruit in bowl. Add grated orange peel; toss. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Just before serving, hull strawberries; cut strawberries in half if large. Cut peel from kiwi. Slice each kiwi lengthwise into 6 wedges. Toss strawberries and kiwi with fruit mixture. Place in serving bowl and sprinkle with crystallized ginger.