My Favourite Fruit Salad

This is always a winner if you can find good fresh fruit. The Prosecco gives it a twist.
  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 10 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Inactive: 45 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 2 servings
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1 vanilla pod

2 ounces (55 milliliters) water

6 tablespoons sugar

Grapefruit juice, reserved from grapefruit

Small handful blueberries

4 strawberries, halved

2 yellow and red plums, stones removed and cut into 1/8ths

Small handful raspberries

1/2 a pink grapefruit, segmented and juice reserved

1/2 orange, segmented

1/2 melon, cubed

1/4 bottle Prosecco wine, chilled

Creme fraiche, for serving


  1. Remove the vanilla seeds from the pod and put seeds and pod into a small pan. Add the water, sugar and reserved grapefruit juice. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer to make a syrup. Put in the refrigerator until thoroughly chilled.
  2. Toss the prepared fruit in the chilled syrup. Spoon onto plates and pour over the chilled Prosecco. Serve with creme fraiche.
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