Fruit salad with cinnamon syrup

March 24, 2015 (Last Updated: January 11, 2019)
Fruit salad with cinnamon syrup recipe

Even the best cooks can admit to being a little lazy with certain dishes. This fruit salad with cinnamon syrup is the slothful chef’s go-to for a dessert that’s simple, fuss-free and delicious.

Recipe by Toni Scorgie and Nadine Waner of The Tart 
Photographs by Graeme Borchers

The Tart Boutique Catering & Individually Crafted Cakes, 48 Jan Smuts Avenue, Forest Town, Johannesburg. Call 011-646-4781 or email [email protected].

Fruit salad with cinnamon syrup

Serves: 4
Cooking Time: 15 mins


  • Syrup

  • 160g castor sugar
  • 125ml (½ cup) water
  • 5ml (1 tsp) ground cinnamon
  • Fruit salad

  • 1 pineapple
  • 2 kiwi fruits
  • 8 strawberries
  • 100g blueberries
  • 4 nectarines



Simmer all the syrup ingredients in a pot until the sugar has dissolved and the liquid has reduced to a syrup.


Slice the fruit thinly, arrange on a dessert platter and serve, drizzled with the syrup.


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