Perfect Summer Fruit Salad

Perfect Summer Fruit Salad

74 Reviews 4 Pics
  • Prep

    25 m
  • Cook

    5 m
  • Ready In

    3 h 30 m
smile4nini
Recipe by  smile4nini

“The perfect fruit salad for a backyard bbq or any occasion. There are never leftovers! This is one of my favorite fruit salad recipes, as I think the sauce really makes it. This salad is tastier the longer you can let it soak in its juices. I prefer 3 to 4 hours in the refrigerator before I serve it. Enjoy. ”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 10 servings

Directions

  1. Bring orange juice, lemon juice, brown sugar, orange zest, and lemon zest to a boil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in vanilla extract. Set aside to cool.
  2. Layer the fruit in a large, clear glass bowl in this order: pineapple, strawberries, kiwi fruit, bananas, oranges, grapes, and blueberries. Pour the cooled sauce over the fruit. Cover and refrigerate for 3 to 4 hours before serving.

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Reviews (74)

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naples34102
122

naples34102

Normally I don’t care for “formal” fruit salads as they tend to include a lot of other stuff beyond the fruit – like cream, yogurt, marshmallows, nuts, etc. I appreciated the simplicity of this one which allowed the fruit itself to shine. The citrus syrup seemed to bring all the flavors together, contributed a just right sweetness and prevented the fruit from turning color. Versatile too, since this would work with whatever fruits you choose or have on hand. I made this for just Hubs and me, so I just tossed the fruit and syrup altogether and served the salad in individual dessert dishes.

Sarah Jo
101

Sarah Jo

Absolutely wonderful! I made no changes or substitutions. I did use organic fruit and green seedless grapes. We ate every bite of this fruit salad. I think this would be great with cubed melon and either raspberries and blackberries, too.

Heidi
75

Heidi

Excellent recipe! Be careful not to cook the sauce too long on the higher heat because it will be too thick to mix into the fruit. I put this with just fresh pineapple, strawberries and blackberries and it was delicious!

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (10 total)

  • Calories
  • 155 cal
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 0.6 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs
  • 39 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 1.8 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium
  • 5 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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