Riesling Fruit Salad

Side Dishes

Riesling Fruit Salad

Fruit salad is a brunch staple, and the fruit in this one, marinated in a sweet and spicy syrup made from the famous German wine Riesling, is impressive. Reduce the wine with cinnamon, citrus zests, and sugar to intensify its flavor.


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Test Kitchen Tip

Kumquats look like grape-sized oranges with a sweet rind and tart flesh that are eaten whole. Can’t find them? Substitute orange segments


Combine Riesling, sugar, cinnamon, and zests in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring mixture to a boil and reduce to ¼ cup liquid when strained, 25 minutes; discard solids.

Toss plums, pears, grapes, and kumquats with Riesling syrup. Cover salad and refrigerate no longer than 2 hours before serving.


Use a fine-mesh sieve to strain zests and cinnamon from the syrup to get an accurate ¼-cup measurement.

Nutritional Facts

Nutritional Facts

Per serving

Calories: 93

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 0g 0%

Saturated Fat 0g 0%

Cholesterol 0mg 0%

Sodium 3mg 0%

Carbs 24g 8%

Fiber 4g 16%

Protein 1g

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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