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Cinnamon-Vanilla Sauce with Fresh Fruit

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.

Cinnamon-Vanilla Sauce with Fresh Fruit
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  • 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


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.