When everyone gathers to share in some great dishes, make sure you bring the very best! With Potluck Fruit Salad on the menu, Aunt Picky-Patricia will be all smiles and you can relax! With layers of fresh pineapple, luscious strawberries, tasty kiwi, ripe bananas, juicy oranges, tart red grapefruit, and yummy seedless red grapes soaked and chilled in a cinnamon-infused citrus juice, you’ll show Picky-Pat where it’s at, because Potluck Fruit Salad is just the best!


For the juice mixture:

  • 1/2 teaspoon orange zest
  • 2/3 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 cinnamon stick

For the fruit salad:

  • 2 cups fresh pineapple, cubed
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 2 medium kiwis, peeled and sliced
  • 3 medium bananas, sliced
  • 2 medium oranges, peeled and segmented
  • 1 medium red grapefruit, peeled and segmented
  • 1 cup red seedless grapes


Step 1 –In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, add the orange zest, the orange juice, the lemon zest, the lemon juice, the light brown sugar, and the cinnamon stick, stirring to combine.

Step 2 –Bring the mixture to a boil, uncovered.

Step 3 –Reduce the stovetop heat to medium-low and simmer the mixture until the flavors meld together, about 5 minutes.

Step 4 –Transfer the saucepan from the stovetop to a wire rack and let it cool completely, about 30 minutes.

Step 5 –Remove and discard the cinnamon stick.

Step 6 –In a large, deep, glass serving bowl, evenly layer the pineapple, the strawberries, the kiwis, the bananas, the oranges, the red grapefruit, and the grapes.

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Step 7 –Evenly pour the juice mixture over the fruit layers.

Step 8 –Tightly cover the fruit salad and chill in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours and up to overnight.

Step 9 –Serve.