Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Fruit Salad with orange and vanilla syrup

I made this salad for my Ladies Church Luncheon. It turned out to be a big hit. I saw this on "The Pioneer Woman" on Food Network.  Perfect for a summertime meal.

                                                       Ree's Fruit Salad
4 pints Strawberries ( sliced )
2 pints Blueberries
2 cup green seedless grapes ( cut in half )
2 cup red seedless grapes ( cut in half )
 Mint leaves ( optional )
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
juice and zest of one orange
insides of one vanilla bean
Add water, sugar ,juice, and zest in a sauce pan. Slice your vanilla bean lengthwise, scraping out the seeds and add to the saucepan, bring the mixture to a boil ,then lower heat to a slow simmer. Simmer for 15 minutes to let it  thicken . While your sauce is cooling mix your berries together. Once the sauce is cool add to berries and place in frig for at lest 30 minutes .  Add mint leaves to  the top of the salad .

 I added a pint of raspberries to mine and used a Cara Cara orange.   This was so good that I made a second batch for my husband to take to the guys at work.


  1. That looks very healthy and delicious.

  2. Looks beautiful and the combination of the orange and vanilla would have been lovely.

  3. What a yummy way to make fruit salad into something special.