Perfect Fruit Salad

The perfect fruit salad for a backyard bbq or any occasion. There are never leftovers! This is one of my favorite fruit salad recipes, as I think the sauce makes it. This salad is tastier the longer you can let it soak in its juices. I prefer 3 to 4 hours in the refrigerator before I serve it. Enjoy.


  • Prep Time: 25 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Additional Time: 3 hrs
  • Total Time: 3 hrs 30 mins
  • Servings: 10
  • Yield: 10 servings


  • ⅔ cup fresh orange juice
  • ⅓ cup fresh lemon juice
  • ⅓ cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon grated orange zest
  • ½ teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups cubed fresh pineapple
  • 2 cups strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 3 kiwi fruit, peeled and sliced
  • 3 bananas, sliced
  • 2 oranges, peeled and sectioned
  • 1 cup seedless grapes
  • 2 cups blueberries


  1. Bring orange juice, lemon juice, brown sugar, orange zest, and lemon zest to a boil in a saucepan over medium-high heat.
  2. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until slightly thickened about 5 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat, and stir in vanilla extract.
  4. Set aside to cool.
  5. Layer the fruit in a large, clear glass bowl in this order: pineapple, strawberries, kiwi fruit, bananas, oranges, grapes, and blueberries.
  6. Pour the cooled sauce over the fruit.
  7. Cover and refrigerate for 3 to 4 hours before serving.

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