Combine the dressing ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup, 2 tablespoons honey, 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
Optional: For extra freshness, squeeze the juice of one lemon into a small bowl.
juice of 1 lemon
Wash the apples, pears, grapes, and raspberries.
Cut the apples and pears in half. Don't peel them. Remove the core and chop each half into bite-sized pieces. Toss them in dressing in the large mixing bowl.Optional for extra freshness: As you chop each apple and pear, immediately toss the chunks in freshly squeezed lemon juice in a small bowl to coat them completely. Drain them before adding them to the salad, but don't rinse them.
1 red apple, 1 green apple, 1 red pear, 1 green pear
Cut large grapes in half and add them to the apples and pears in the large bowl.
1 cup seedless red grapes, 1 cup seedless green grapes
Peel the kiwifruit, slice them, and cut each slice into halves or quarters. Add them to the salad.
3 small kiwifruit
Gently toss some raspberries into the salad, reserving some for the top.
1 cup fresh raspberries
Transfer the salad to a serving bowl, if you wish. Sprinkle remaining raspberries and dried cranberries over the top.
¼ cup dried cranberries
This salad offers a great deal of flexibility in the fruits you choose. Feel free to use more or less of any of them or to choose different colours depending on the occasion.
Optionally tossing apples and pears in lemon juice will keep them looking fresher longer. This is especially helpful if you won't be serving the salad right away.