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Fruit Salad with Brown Sugar Glaze


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Fruit Salad with Brown Sugar Glaze

Fruit Salad with Brown Sugar Glaze

An assortment of fresh berries, pineapple, bananas, grapes and kiwi with a delicious brown sugar and orange juice glaze.  Serve as a side dish for summer barbecues, potlucks and holidays.

Over the past two weeks, Louisiana has been weathering a rainstorm that has drenched the south with water.  With the torrential downpour of rain, it has left me longing for summer days again.  Luckily, mother nature let up for a day or two so I could head out to a local farm and get fresh produce for the week.

At the top of the list is fruit, always.  I’ve tried to grow my own fruit a handful of times but I have yet to see my work bare anything edible.  Luckily, there is no shortage of tropical fruit grown here.  However, with all the rain, I especially want to support local farms here who’s crops would otherwise rot within a few days after the exposure to flooding.

Because of the circumstances, most of the produce is on a sale which means I now have a few flats of strawberries in my fridge I need to eat before they spoil.  Luckily, it’s not something I need to worry about because I’ve learned the trick to keeping produce fresh for weeks.

Strawberries 1 week Rubbermaid Produce Saver Strawberry 1 week

 What I love about Rubbermaid® Freshworks™ storage containers is that produce lasts three times as long as traditional stored fruits and vegetables.  Pictured above to the left is the fruit nearly two weeks later using the storage container.  On the right, the fruit is just 5 days old in its original container.  Which would you rather?

A few flats of the strawberries I bought now stay as fresh as the day I bought them.  What would life be like if I had to toss them after a few days or plan to make that strawberry jam within a day or two.  I’d much rather snack on them here and there because hello strawberries, I bought you with the intention of eating you 😎

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Fruit Salad

Rubbermaid® Freshworks™ Produce Saver uses Revolutionary FreshVent™ Technology which is a patented membrane that naturally regulates the flow of O2 and CO2 to create the optimal environment to keep your produce nearly as fresh as the day it was picked.

I can never have a enough fresh fruit on hand for the week.  What produce in your fridge is always the first thing tossed due to spoilage?

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Fruit Salad with Brown Sugar Glaze

Assortment of fresh berries, pineapple, bananas, grapes and kiwi with a delicious brown sugar and orange juice glaze. Serve as a side dish for summer barbecues, potlucks and holidays.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Author Jessica Knott

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 - 2 cups fresh pineapple , chopped
  • 2 cups sliced strawberries
  • 6 ounces blackberries
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 4 kiwi , sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups red grapes
  • 2 - 3 bananas , sliced
  • 1/3 cup pulp free orange juice
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon brown sugar , packed
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon honey , optional
  • 2 teaspoons instant vanilla pudding

Instructions

  1. Slice fruit and toss in a large bowl.
  2. In a small bowl, combine orange juice, brown sugar and vanilla extract then stir it together until the brown sugar dissolves.
  3. Pour mixture over the top of the fruit then toss it all together.
  4. Sprinkle top with 2 teaspoons vanilla pudding, if desired. Do not add pudding to mixture in bowl otherwise it will become too thick.
  5. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

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    Medha
    04/11/2016 at 2:53 pm

    This fruit salad looks amazing! So many gorgeous colors and so healthy 🙂

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    Amanda | Chew Town
    04/11/2016 at 6:59 pm

    The brown sugar and vanilla extract combination would be delicious over fresh fruits! Love it.

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    Sara
    04/11/2016 at 10:12 pm

    This looks like a perfect summer dish!
    The way to my heart is through brown sugar so I have to try this! {wink!}

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    Sophia, Veggies Don't Bite
    04/11/2016 at 10:41 pm

    I love a good fruit salad! With summer coming we eat them all the time!

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    Sara | Belly Rumbles
    04/11/2016 at 10:57 pm

    Such a beautiful and fresh looking salad. I’ve never tried a brown sugar glaze before, something to try.

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    Sandra
    04/12/2016 at 12:07 am

    Beautiful fruit salad! I add fruits to plain Greek yogurt and oatmeal for my morning meal, so the idea of storing this salad in a container that helps keep it fresh longer is super helpful!

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    Anjali
    04/30/2016 at 12:33 am

    This fruit salad sounds wonderful! Love all the different colors…

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    Kim
    05/03/2016 at 4:55 pm

    Its looking so delicious. Love it !

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    Crystal
    05/10/2016 at 9:35 am

    This fruit salad sounds like a delicious treat to have on these fine summer days. It also sounds like it would take care of any sweet tooths someone may have.

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    Dixie
    06/15/2016 at 1:49 am

    Your fruit salad looks very mouth watering and fresh. Can’t wait to try your recipe, this is a perfect way to make sure my family is eating healthy with no complaints. Thank you for sharing this fruit salad recipe.

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      Jessica Knott
      06/16/2016 at 12:02 am

      Thank you so much! It’s such an easy and delicious recipe. How you enjoy!

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