Fresh Fruit Salad With A Surprising Glaze
A melody of refreshing seasonal fruits combined to make a delicious Fresh Fruit Salad to add to yogurt, oatmeal, desserts or enjoy as it is!
There is nothing tastier than a fresh bowl of fruit! Cut-up fruit completes a brunch or breakfast meal, and turns a bowl of hum-drum yogurt into a colorful tasty parfait! Add a dollop of fresh whipped cream and you have a low-calorie dessert!
It’s so easy to gather your favorite fruits and toss them in a bowl, right?
Yes. Yes, it is, but there is a little something special I added to this fruit to help make it glisten and shine!
Fresh Fruit Salad
You’ll find that a lot of pretty fruit salads get their sheen from being bathed in a simple syrup solution.
Restaurants tend to add the water/sugar combination if the fruit they serve isn’t very ripe, so to sweeten it up and make it more pleasing for their guests, more sugar is added.
Tastes delicious and looks pretty, but more sugar?? No! I can’t do it! I can’t toss in a cup of sugar over a gorgeous bowl of fresh fruit.
Easy Way to Glisten Fresh Fruit
So how did I manage to keep the beauty of the berries without the sugar? I took some ingredients that I used from this Fruit Salsa recipe and incorporated it in this salad.
First, I used the juice from half of an orange and combined it with three tablespoons of jelly (I used current) and a dash of vanilla extract!
Yes! Just a couple tablespoons of jelly coats the fruit beautifully! Use a sugar-free variety if you would like.
Simply delicious! Aesthetically pleasing to the eye and the palate is satisfied! Success!!
What to serve fruit salad with?
Fruit salad is delicious with any breakfast, lunch or dinner menu. It’s always nice to have a healthy option available when preparing meals.
Breakfast ideas –
- Eggs Benedict Quiche from A Kitchen Hoors Aventures
- Spinach quiche with Artichokes and Red Peppers from A Daily Dish of Life
- Oatmeal Brulee, from The Foodie Affair
- Crustless Vegetable Quiche Recipe from Platter Talk
Lunch ideas –
- Shredded Chicken Sandwiches from Bacon Fatte
- Classic Grilled Hamburgers from The Foodie Affair
- Crab Salad Sandwich Recipe from The Foodie Affair
Dinner ideas –
- Grilled Flank Steak with Thai Style Chimichurri from Healthy World Cuisine
- The Best Grilled Chicken Recipe with Spice Rub from Joyful Healthy Eats
- Easy Grilled Pork Chop from Food Network
What looks good to you?
Fresh Fruit Salad
- 1 pound fresh strawberries hulled and cut in half
- 6 ounces one clamshell container fresh blueberries
- 6 ounces one clamshell container fresh blackberries
- 2 cups grapes cut in half or left whole
- half orange juiced
- 3 tablespoons jelly strawberry, currant, raspberry, sugar-free can be used too
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Clean fruit and gently pat extra water off the fruit by placing it on paper towels. Put in a large bowl.
- In a small bowl place jelly in the microwave and melt for 20 seconds or until liquid. Let cool and add orange juice and vanilla extract. Whisk together until smooth.
- Pour jelly sauce over fruit and gently fold covering all the fruit pieces. Enjoy!
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I have been planning my granddaughters baby shower and wanted to make a fresh fruit salad. Glad I found your recipe.
Hope your celebration is lots of fun and you enjoy the fresh fruit salad!
This is brilliant! I never would have thought of adding jelly to a fruit salad, but it’s the perfect way to enjoy fresh fruit without adding a bunch of sugar… LOVE IT! Thanks so much for sharing!!
I love bringing a bowl of pretty fruit to potlucks! Hope you give this trick a try 🙂
This is lovely. Soon all these fruits will be in season here. Can’t wait.
Wow. This is so tempting. Our family loves berries and we could use this one. Thank you for sharing
I love fruit and berries. That’s what I had for dinner last night. I know, probably not healthy but that’s what I wanted. I can tell you it didn’t look as pretty as your salad. 🙂
Thanks, Joy! The jelly adds just the right amount of sheen to the fruit without over powering the natural sweetness from the berries!
I love the idea of adding jelly to sweeten the fruit salad instead of just sugar! Looks delicious!
Thank you, Jamie! Adding just a little bit of jelly keeps this fruit salad healthy!
Those colors are beautiful and such a perfect snack for spring!
This salad definitely screams spring 🙂
Love the idea of using jelly here! So pretty too!!
Thank you, Renee! Love the red and deep purple colors of this fruit too!
Sandra, melting jelly to make a glaze is brilliant. Different jellies, I would probably try brandy in there – wow, so many possibilities. Great idea, I love this!
Yes! Brandy would be fantastic! I was contemplating a splash of orange liquor instead of the orange juice 🙂
I love this idea! It looks so tasty.
You can never go wrong with a fresh bowl of fruit!
What a beautiful and fresh fruit salad! Love the vanilla touch!
Thanks, Stephanie. I’m addicted to the flavor and taste of vanilla. Mine is homemade 🙂
SO REFRESHING!! Gorgeous photos I love fruit salad
Thanks, Lizzy!The photos pop with a pretty canvas 🙂
I want this for breakfast right now
Fruit salad is a great way to start your day 🙂
I love a good fresh fruit salad! This one looks delicious! 🙂
Thanks a bunch, Carrie! Lots of good for you vitamins and fiber in that bowl!
That is very refreshing. Flavorful and simple.
It is simple and just a few ingredients really complete this fruit salad.
I am so excited that fresh fruit season is right around the corner! This looks delicious!
I’m so lucky to have fresh fruits pretty much year round here in CA. I drive by strawberry fields on my commute to work 😉
This fruit salad looks amazing! Thanks for showing us how to make it. Pinning and sharing!
Thanks for the extra social sharing love, Corina!!
You know, I would not ordinarily pop over to read a fruit salad recipe but I knew there would be something a little different with yours and I was right. I don’t use jelly in my fruit salad but I totally should! Add a little sheen and sweetness….great tip! Thanks!
I know right?! I mean it’s a bowl of fruit! lol Thanks, Nagi. Yes, give the jelly trick a shot!
You can never go wrong with fresh fruit. I think I need to go to the store and pick up all these ingredients because this salad looks delicious!
You’ll find so many ways to spruce up a bowl of fresh fruit and it’s so refreshing 🙂