I am always looking for yummy ways to serve fresh fruit and when I came across this recipe, I tried it immediately. The sauce that you drizzle over the fruit only heightens all the flavors and it tastes delicious! It is perfect for a hot summer day or a potluck dinner. The original recipe says that the salad gets tastier as you let it soak in the juices for longer, but it definitely didn’t last that long at my house!
Fruit (you really can use any fruit that you like, but here are some ideas):
2 cups cubed fresh pineapple
2 cups strawberries, hulled and sliced
3 kiwi fruit, peeled and sliced
3 bananas, sliced
1 orange, peeled and diced into bite sized pieces
1 cup green seedless grapes
1 cup red seedless grapes
2 cups fresh blueberries
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.
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.