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Christmas Brunch in Ajijic, Lake Chapala, Mexico

Christmas Brunch in Ajijic, Lake Chapala, Mexico

Christmas Brunch

I thought I would share my family’s favorite Christmas Brunch recipes with you.

When we first moved to Ajijic, Lake Chapala we were invited to a beautiful home in Upper Chula Vista, Ajijic for a lovely brunch party. The recipe for Stuffed French Toast was given to me (with a great deal of cajoling) after that brunch and we have made it every Christmas since.

We start with Winter Fruit Salad with Citrus Yogurt Sauce which serves 8.

This refreshing fruit salad and creamy sauce both benefit from being made ahead of time.

1 lemon 3 oranges ¾ cup water 1/2 cup granulated sugar 2 Tb orange liqueur (optional) 1 pink grapefruit 2 winter pears 2 red delicious apples 2 cups seedless grapes

Citrus Yogurt Sauce:

1 cup plain yogurt 2 Tb sour cream 2 Tb brown sugar 1 tsp. finely grated orange rind 1/2 tsp. vanilla

Grate I tsp. rind from 1 orange and set aside for the sauce. Squeeze juice from this orange and the lemon into small saucepan. Add water and sugar. Stir over medium-high heat until sugar dissolves. Cool. Add liqueur. Peel remaining oranges and grapefruit, removing outside membrane. Holding fruit over large bowl remove segments between connecting me