Vanilla-Scented Fruit Salad

For the best texture, choose crisp apples such as Granny Smith, Fuji, or McIntosh, and Bartlett or Bosc pears.


Makes 5 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 15 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 165
Caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
Fat 0.0 g
Satfat 0.0 g
Monofat 0.0 g
Polyfat 0.0 g
Protein 0.7 g
Carbohydrate 43 g
Fiber 4.6 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.3 mg
Sodium 3 mg
Calcium 16 mg


1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup apple juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups coarsely chopped apple (about 2 medium)
2 cups coarsely chopped pear (about 3 medium)
1 cup red or green seedless grapes
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice


Stir together first 3 ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 12 minutes or until mixture is reduced. Remove pan from heat; stir in vanilla, and cool completely.

Combine apple and next 3 ingredients in a large bowl. Drizzle cooled syrup over fruit, gently tossing to coat.

Marianne Self, Helena, Alabama,

Southern Living

September 2005
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