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Mixed Fruit With Vanilla-Apple Syrup

Prep time 15 mins
Cook time 12 mins
Other Time time 2 hrs, 30 mins
Yield Makes 6 servings
For the best texture, choose crisp apples. Instead of Granny Smith, you can also use Fuji or McIntosh. Bartlett or Bosc pears would also make great choices.


  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup apple juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 Granny Smith apples, chopped
  • 2 oranges, peeled, sectioned, and halved
  • 1 cup red seedless grapes
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

How to Make It

  1. Stir together sugar, apple juice, and 1/4 cup water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 10 to 12 minutes or until mixture is reduced by about one-third. Remove pan from heat; stir in vanilla, and cool 30 minutes. Chill 2 hours.

  2. Combine apples and next 3 ingredients in a large bowl. Drizzle chilled syrup over fruit, gently tossing to coat. Serve immediately, or cover and chill fruit mixture up to 24 hours.

  3. Note: Syrup may be stored in an airtight container up to 1 week in the refrigerator.