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!

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Fruit Salad

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!

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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.

Fruit Salad with berries and grapes in a clear bowl

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!!

Fruit salad in a yellow bowl

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 –

Lunch ideas –

Dinner ideas –

What looks good to you?

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Fresh Fruit Salad

A melody of  refreshing seasonal fruits with a simple glaze. Enjoy this simple fruit salad on yogurt, oatmeal, desserts or enjoy as it is!
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Course: Uncategorized
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 88kcal
Author: Sandra @ The Foodie Affair


  • 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!


Serving: 1g | Calories: 88kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 4mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 17g


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  1. I have been planning my granddaughters baby shower and wanted to make a fresh fruit salad. Glad I found your recipe.

  2. 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!!

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

  5. 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!