Glazed Fruit Bowl
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
Instead of my usual fresh cut fruit platter for our family picnic this year, I chose to make this beautiful glazed fruit salad.I did decide to put it with the salads, but was tempted to put it with the desserts.I changed some of the fruits by adding watermelon and canned mandarin oranges.After making the glaze, I thought it tasted a bit too orangy so I added a 1/4 teas. of vanilla extract.I omitted about a 1/2 c. of the glaze. It just seemed like too much.I let it chill for 24 hrs.It was perfect. I spent part of the day today forwarding the recipe to family members.
I made this fruit salad and took to my sister-in-law's as part of their lunch while they were cleaning up after a flood. All 11 of us loved it. I will be serving the rest of it tonight as I entertain my daughter and her 3 children. I like the variety of fruits and the glaze gives it a special taste.
Yes Yes Yes I will be making this again. So easy and such a nice difference the "glaze" makes. This is no ordinary fruit salad. The hint of vanilla had my guests asking for the recipe. The recipe makes a lot so I used half for a picnic and the other for pot luck at church the next day. My husband pouted when I told him I was taking the rest to church! I used in season fruits so it was economical. You know how much it costs to buy prepared fruit salad at the grocery store. Try it and I know you will agree... This one's a keeper! Thanks TOH
This is the awesomest dessert I have had in a long time. I have made it twice in the past two days, both times only making half batches because it really does make alot! BUT.... I realize now that with everyone liking it as well as they do, I could have saved myself some time in making the whole thing. It makes a great breakfast, afternoon treat for the kids, or a light, but filling dessert after supper!
My sister in law made this for us, the dressing was wonderful and makse a large amount. The fruits can be varied for interesting taste changes.
Peaches are great added to this recipe. Also, dried bluberries can be substituted for fresh.