Fresh Fruit Salad
Recipe type: Side
A fresh fruit salad that is pretty & delicious.
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • zest & juice of an orange
  • 2 vanilla beans (or 2 tsp. vanilla paste or extract)
  • 4 pints strawberries, hulled and cut up
  • 2 pints blueberries
  • 2 cups green grapes, halved
  • 2 cups red grapes, halved
  • fresh mint leaves, optional
  1. Place the sugar, 1 cup water, orange zest, juice and vanilla bean (or extract or paste) in a small saucepan and stir to dissolve the sugar.
  2. Bring to a boil then turn the heat to low and simmer for about 15-20 minutes to thicken. Set aside to cool.
  3. Prepare all the fruit in a large bowl,
  4. Pour the cooled syrup over the top and toss together.
  5. Top with mint leaves (if desired) and chill until ready to serve.
Recipe by Baked in AZ at