Another great recipe from Ree Drummond, that’s both pretty and delicious. I ended up halving Ree’s original recipe, which serves 12, and still had more than enough for the 6 of us, with plenty left over for nibbling later.
The Orange Vanilla sauce adds just enough sweetness and tanginess to brighten everything up without being too sweet. We loved it and had leftover fruit and syrup on vanilla ice cream the next day.
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
juice of 1 orange
zest of 1 orange
1 tsp Vanilla extract
2 pints strawberries, hulled and halved
2 pints blueberries
1 cup red grapes, halved
1 cup green grapes, halved
Place the sugar, water, orange juice and orange zest into a small saucepan and stir to combine. Bring to a boil, then turn the heat to low and simmer for 15-20 to thicken slightly. Set aside to cool, then stir in vanilla. Store in the fridge until cold.
Mix together all the fruit in a large bowl and refrigerate. Just before serving, pour the syrup over the fruit, tossing gently to coat.