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Hint of Mint Fruit Salad

 Hint of Mint Fruit Salad
I love making herbal syrups like the simple dressing for this colorful fruit salad. It definitely adds pizzazz to our Easter dinner. —Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
12 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup loosely packed mint sprigs
  • 2-1/2 cups chopped apples
  • 2-1/2 cups chopped ripe pears
  • 2 cups cubed fresh pineapple
  • 2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup mayonnaise

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, bring sugar and water to a boil. Reduce heat;
  • simmer, uncovered, for 4 minutes. Remove from the heat. Add mint;
  • cover and steep for 20 minutes. Strain and discard mint. Transfer
  • syrup to a small bowl; refrigerate until chilled.
  • Just before serving, combine the apples, pears, pineapple,
  • strawberries and blueberries in a large bowl. Stir mayonnaise into
  • mint syrup until blended; pour over fruit and toss to coat. Yield:
  • 12 servings.