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Yummy Fruit Salad

03 Apr

fruit-salad

A few weeks ago on pioneer Womans Food Network show she did a fruit salad with a citrus, almond glaze.  I love this time of year when fruit is so good, especially strawberries.  Sometimes I just want it to be a little fancier than the usual bowl of cut up fruit ( which is pretty darn good).  So on Easter I tried this for Jaces Birthday / Easter dinner.  It was really good and the glaze made the salad so shiney and pretty and I am all for shiney and pretty.  I loved the subtle vanilla taste.  I used the extract since I was out of vanilla beans. I think I would have liked it better with a little stronger vanilla taste, so next time I am using the vanilla bean or just adding more extract.  You can use any fruit you have on hand.  This would be great for a shower or party. I would add the glaze right before serving.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Water
  • Juice Of 1 Orange
  • Zest Of 1 Orange
  • 2 whole Vanilla Beans, Caviar Scraped Out (or 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract)
  • 4 pints Strawberries, Hulled And Halved
  • 2 pints Blueberries
  • 2 cups Red Grapes, Halved
  • 2 cups Green Grapes, Havled
  • Mint Leaves

Preparation Instructions

Place the sugar, water, orange juice and orange zest into a small saucepan and stir to combine. Bring to a boil, then turn the heat to low and simmer for 15-20 to thicken slightly. Set aside to cool, then store in the fridge until cold.

Mix together all the fruit in a large bowl and pour the syrup over the top, tossing gently. Garnish with mint leaves and serve.

 
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Posted by on April 3, 2013 in Recipes, Uncategorized

 

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