Fruit Salad with Grapefruit-Vanilla Syrup

Seasonal citrus and cozy vanilla bean come together to create a sweet syrup for this beautiful fruit salad. You can serve it up in pretty glassware for dessert or brunch.

YIELDS:8 – 10 serving(s)
PREP TIME:20 mins
TOTAL TIME:2 hrs 20 mins



  • 1/2 c.sugar
  • Zest and juice of 1 pink or red grapefruit
  • 1/2vanilla bean


  • 3pink or red grapefruits
  • 1 qt.strawberries, hulled and halved
  • 4 grapes, halved
  • 1 pt.raspberries
  • 1/4 c.thinly sliced fresh mint
    1. 1For the syrup: Combine the sugar, ½ cup water, the grapefruit zest and juice and vanilla bean in a small saucepan over medium heat and stir. Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 6 to 8 minutes to thicken slightly. Set aside to cool.
    2. 2For the fruit: Cut the ends off the grapefruits. One at a time, put a grapefruit cut-side down on your work surface and peel with a sharp knife, removing the white pith, too. Cut out the segments, leaving the membrane behind, and add the segments to a large bowl. Add the strawberries and grapes. Remove the vanilla bean from the syrup, then pour the syrup over the fruit and toss. Chill until ready to serve or overnight.
    3. 3Just before serving, add the raspberries and mint to the salad and toss gently. Serve in individual cups.

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