Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Fruit Salad with orange and vanilla syrup
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.