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Easy Fruit Salad with Sweetened Creme Fraiche


The creme fraiches takes 24 hour to culture. You will then chill for an additional 12-24 hours before using so the creme fraiche has a chance to chill and thicken.




  • 1 cup strawberries, washed, hulled and sliced
  • 1 cup blueberries, rinsed
  • 12 bananas, sliced

Creme Fraiche

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup lowfat buttermilk with live cultures
  • 3 tablespoons sugar


  1. Begin in the morning 48 hours before serving the fruit salad.
  2. Add the heavy whipping cream to a quart size jar
  3. Add the buttermilk cover with a tight fitting lid and shake well.
  4. Remove the lid and loosely cover the jar with a coffee filter or a piece of cheesecloth so air can circulate and set the jar in a warm area of the kitchen free of cold drafts.
  5. Every 4 hours replace the lid and shake.
  6. Remove lid and replace coffee filter or cheesecloth.
  7. Repeat the shaking during the day.
  8. Leave the jar out overnight with the coffee filter or cheesecloth in place.
  9. Check the creme fraiche in the morning. It may have thickened enough. It should be thick like sour cream.
  10. If it is still thin continue shaking during the next day.
  11. Continue to check during the day.
  12. Once it has thickened replace the tight fitting lid and put in the refrigerator to chill overnight.

To Sweeten a portion of the homemade creme fraiche

  1. Remove 1 cup of the creme fraiche and put it into a small airtight container.
  2. Add 3 tablespoons of sugar.
  3. Stir well.
  4. Store the remaining creme fraiche in the quart jar in the refrigerator for another use.
  5. Once chilled it can be as thick as sour cream or in some cases almost as thick as room temperature butter.

To Serve

  1. Fill a small bowl with about a cup of the mixed fruit.
  2. Stir the sweetened creme fraiche well and spoon some over the fruit.
  3. Serve immediately.


  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Calories: 258
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