Alfredo Sauce On Pasta With Fruit Salad: Date Added: 13 Nov 2009 Ingredients:

2 cups chopped seasonal fruit (e.g. Mandarins. grapes, cantaloupe)
1 can fruit cocktail, unsweetened
French vanilla yogurt is nice on top (optional)
3/4 lb. / 350 g linguini pasta
1 tsp olive oil
1/2 tsp dried basil leaves (optional)
1 1/2 tsp olive oil
1 1/2 tsp butter
2 shallots
2 tsp fresh garlic (from a jar) or two finely minced cloves
1 tbsp cornstarch
2 cups 10% cream
1/2 cup light Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup white wine
1 tsp Dijon mustard
Pinch of nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper

Cooking Instructions:

Slice or cube your favorite seasonal fruit and mix together with fruit cocktail in a small bowl. Serve this to whoever is starving.

Fill a large stove-top pot with water. Cover and bring to a boil. Place pasta in boiling water and set timer for 10 minutes (or follow package directions). When timer rings for pasta rinse in a colander under hot water. Return to pasta pot and toss with a little olive oil and dried basil. Cover and set aside. Melt butter and oil together, in a medium size stove-top pan with lid, at medium heat.

Finely chop shallots adding to pan as you cut. Add garlic and sauté for a couple of minutes. Remove pan from heat. Whisk in cornstarch and gradually whisk in cream. Return pan to stove at med-low. Add Parmesan cheese, white wine, mustard, and spice. Stir occasionally until thickened.

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