Fruit Salad with Vanilla-Apple Syrup


The syrup used in this salad is a wonderful all-purpose sweetener for plain yogurt, iced tea and cocktails.

  • SERVINGServings


Vanilla-Apple Syrup

  • 2 cups apple juice
  • 2 2-inch strips lemon zest
  • 1/4 vanilla bean

Fruit Salad

  • 2 medium mangoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 pint strawberries, quartered (about 2 cups)
  • 1 pint blueberries (about 2 cups)


To make Vanilla-Apple Syrup:

1. Place apple juice and lemon zest in pot. Slice vanilla bean in half and scrape seeds into juice. Add bean to pot as well. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce to medium-low, and simmer 30 minutes, or until mixture is syrup-like and reduced to 1/3 cup. Remove lemon zest and vanilla bean, and cool to room temperature.

To make Fruit Salad:

2. Toss mangoes, strawberries and blueberries with Vanilla-Apple Syrup, and serve.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: serves 6
  • Calories: 129
  • Carbohydrate Content: 32 g
  • Fat Content: 5 g
  • Fiber Content: 3 g
  • Protein Content: 1 g
  • Sodium Content: 4 mg
  • Sugar Content: 18 g