This creamy, smooth Cinnamon-Vanilla Sauce with Fresh Fruit recipe is perfect to serve anytime. Try it as a starter, or use as a dessert, too.
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 1 can (12 fl. oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 6 cups assorted fresh fruit (apples, bananas, grapes, mangoes, papayas, peaches, and/or strawberries)
- Ground cinnamon, (optional)
COMBINE sugar, cornstarch and cinnamon sticks in medium saucepan. Gradually stir in evaporated milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes just to a boil and slightly thickens. Remove from heat and remove cinnamon sticks; stir in vanilla extract. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until well chilled. Makes about 1 1/2 cups.
ARRANGE fruit in dessert dishes. Top with sauce. Sprinkle with cinnamon, if desired.
TIP: Refrigerate leftover sauce in covered container for up to 3 to 4 days.
Review This Recipe
try it warm
I read a few rating comments prior to making this sauce, so I prepared to make adjustments for thickness and richness. I made 2 versions- an original recipe, and one with less cornstarch and fat free evaporated milk.
In agreement with other tasters, the original was a bit much for fresh fruit, but it was Great served warm with warm spiced peaches and pears.We topped it off with nutmeg rather than cinnamon.
The lighter version was much better on fresh sliced fruit, but I think with strawberries and grapes, we would have preferred to omit the cinnamon sticks
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