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Catholic Recipe: Fruit Cardinal


  • Strawberries, peaches, raspberries (or some combination of fruit) stewed in syrup
  • strawberry or raspberry ice cream
  • strawberry or raspberry sauce
  • sliced roasted almonds
  • pistachio nuts
  • Details

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Difficulty: • •
  • Cost: $$$$
  • For Ages: 11+
  • Origin:

Dessert to serve for nameday celebrations of Cardinals, such as Robert Bellarmine, Charles Borromeo, Peter Damian, and Raymond Nonnatus.


Strawberries, peaches or raspberries stewed in syrup and placed on strawberry or raspberry ice cream, with strawberry or raspberry sauce, and sprinkled with sliced roasted almonds and a little pistachio nut. The sauces come in jars at the ice cream counter of a supermarket.

Recipe Source: My Nameday — Come for Dessert by Helen McLoughlin, The Liturgical Press, Collegeville, MN, 1962
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