clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon

Orange-Vanilla Glazed Fruit Salad

  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x


This refreshingly sweet Orange-Vanilla Glazed Fruit Salad is literally heaven on a plate! Use in-season produce to make it a frugal side dish for your family, or as a special treat for company. It’s so good you won’t be able to stay out of it!


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • Juice and zest of 1 orange
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 pints strawberries, hulled and halved
  • 2 pints blueberries
  • 2 cups red grapes, halved
  • 2 cups green grapes, halved
  • Mint leaves, for optional garnish


  1. Add sugar, water, orange zest, orange juice, and vanilla to a small saucepan.
  2. Bring mixture to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce heat to low and simmer syrup for 15-20 minutes until it’s thickened a bit. Chill until needed.
  3. Cut and prepare fruit into a large bowl and pour half the cold syrup over top. Toss fruit gently to coat, then drizzle in the rest.
  4. Garnish with mint leaves if desired.
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Cuisine: American