Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Fruit Salad with Apple-Vanilla Syrup

Sorry no picture for this one, but trust me--the colors are gorgeous.  It's such an easy salad to make and the syrup is definitely worth the wait--sweet, with a hint of vanilla.  It accentuates the fruit flavors of the salad in wonderful ways.

Fruit Salad with Apple-Vanilla Syrup
(adapted from Vegetarian Times)
Printable Recipe
Serves 6

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

4 peaches, peeled and cut into chunks
1 pint blueberries
1 pound strawberries, quartered

1) Place apple juice and lemon zest in a small pot. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
2) Reduce to medium-low, and simmer 30 minutes, or until mixture is syrup-like and reduced to 1/3 cup. Remove lemon zest and stir in vanilla.  Cool to room temperature.
3) Toss peaches, blueberries and strawberries with syrup.  Enjoy!

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