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This recipe has been in my family for years. I remember making is as a child. It was a great way for our little hands to help out in the kitchen.
Dump all ingredients in a big bowl and fold until well mixed. Chill and serve.
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By Holli from Detroit, MI
This is an easy, fat free and refreshing fruit salad. My kids gobbled it up just as quickly as the kind I usually make with whipped cream. Except this time, everything was extremely good for them. The sauce is fat free yogurt with raw cane sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, chia seeds and mint. Makes eating healthier not so bad. :)
Total Time: About 30 minutes
Yield: About 8 side dish servings
Source: Modified from a recipe in the book;"Fix It and Enjoy It".
Early in the day or the night before, gently mix the pineapple and oranges with the dry pudding. Chill. Before serving, add the apple, banana and other fruits. Chill for an hour if you like but it's not necessary, unless you want chilled apples and bananas.
Source: From my mother-in-law, Doris.
By BonnieAlice from Candia, NH
Drain fruit cocktail and cottage cheese several hours. Add package of gelatin, dry, to cottage cheese and fruit cocktail. Stir well. Add Cool Whip, and fold in. Chill.
By Robin from Washington, IA
This is a simple fruit salad with no extras - it doesn't need any extras!
Combine all ingredients. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Serves 5 - 6.
Super easy, fruity and delicious!
Easiest salad ever! Love the mandarin oranges and pineapple in this.
Mix ingredients together except whipped topping. Cool several hours before serving. Mix in whipped topping. Serves 12.
In large bowl, combine daiquiri concentrate, water; and vinegar; mix well. Add all remaining ingredients; toss gently to coat. Cover; refrigerate at least 1 hour to chill.
My husband loves this simple and healthy treat! Right now we have extra grapefruit, oranges, and bananas on hand, but it's whatever fruit you would like.
My mother and I were talking about a recipe she used to make for the holidays years ago, but she has no idea were the recipe is. Can anyone help?
This uses up my left over spaghetti noodles. In a saucepan, combine sugar, eggs, lemon juice and salt; cook on medium heat (about 4 minutes). Cool completely.
I love the combination of fruits plus the slivered almonds in this salad.
I love the combination of cherry pie filling with pineapple! This is great salad. So easy to make and not overly expensive.
This is a great salad with a great combination of ingredients!
My mom used to make this on special summer occasions. You can't get any easier or any tastier than this!
Mix honey, limeade concentrate, and poppy seed in medium bowl. Carefully toss fruit with honey mixture. Sprinkle with almonds.
Dice and slice all fruit into a large bowl. Sprinkle with sugar. Mix together and let sit for a couple of hours in refrigerator.
Beat egg yolks in sauce pan until fluffy. Add sugar, pineapple juice and lemon juice. Cook until thickened, stirring constantly. Cool. Add whipped topping. Drain canned fruit. Combine all fruit and coconut in bowl. Add cooked mixture; mix well.
Combine the pudding mix, orange juice, and poppy seeds together. Pour the pudding mixture over the oranges, peaches, and pineapple. Refrigerate overnight. Add the sliced bananas and strawberries before serving.
Combine egg yolks and lemon juice in large saucepan. Cook over low heat until thick, stirring constantly. Add marshmallows, stirring until melted. Add 1 cup nuts and remaining ingredients except whipped cream, mixing well.
My parents went on a weekend get-away when I was a teenager, and were served this dish in the restaurant at their hotel. Upon returning home, my mother re-created it and it is delicious!
Mix all ingredients and garnish with the maraschino cherries.
Mix all ingredients together. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Keep leftovers refrigerated.
To add more "zing" to a simple fruit salad, substitute regular whipped topping with the flavored kinds like strawberry or french vanilla. And to add more nutrition, use flavored fruit yogurts instead of whipped topping. You would be surprised at how luscious an addition this is.
A delicious alternative to store bought fruit cups. They would be great as a dessert or a special snack for your kids on a hot day.
To make a fresh fruit cup taste and look somewhat special add a little grenadine syrup to your cut up fresh fruit and toss lightly. Sprinkle the top with some toasted coconut. This is good for breakfast, a snack, or an evening dessert. It's so simple yet so pretty and tasty. Happy eating!
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I am looking for some new recipes for fruit salad.
Tuey From Fort Collins, CO
This is a recipe from my husband's family that is really easy to put together.
In a large bowl, mix together a small carton of Cool Whip with a small package of Instant Vanilla Pudding and juice that was drained from a can of pineapple chunks. Add the pineapple chunks and whatever other fruit you enjoy, apples, pears, mandarin oranges, grapes etc.
We've tried it with several different combinations of fruit and it always tastes great.
I have made this recipe for many potlucks. I made it for a staff/volunteer meeting where I volunteer. The boss of the agency asked for the recipe. The original recipe used strawberries. I changed that to canned cherry pie filling. Put the cherries in bowl, 'juice' and all. Add one can pineapple chunks, drained, reserve the juice. Add one can of drained mandarin oranges and 2 bananas sliced. Mix together. If a little more liquid is needed, use some of the pineapple liquid. Need to be able to coat the bananas so they don't turn color. I usually drain the pineapple into the pie filling can, to mix it with the cherry sauce left in the can. Variations, use just cherry pie filling, bananas, and blueberries (fresh) for 4th of July. Can add or delete fruits according to personal taste. Can pitch the leftover 'juice', or drink it, or use it in jello.
I make the cool whip, vanilla pudding and crushed pineapple and serve it over angel food cake. It is wonderful!!
For more fruit salad recipes go to recipezaar.com or allrecipes.com for starters.
Tropical Goodness (is what I call this one)
Mix one sqeezed lime juice and 1/2 cup honey
(even if your honey is lumpy and hard, the lime
juice will soften it to liquid as you mix this)
1 tablespoon of ginger powered
Cut up apples, oranges, pineapples, add grapes,
any color. Put fruits in your fruit salad bowl and
add honey lime juice and ginger mix
and it is very good, tropical and fresh
I recently made a "Cherry Salad" & it was very good. It wasn't a pretty salad.
1 can cherry pie filling
1 cup chopped nuts
1 cup miniature marshmallows
1 (16 oz) can crushed pineapple, drained
1 c. coconut
2 bananas, diced
Mix well and chill till ready to serve. (I used the "lite" cherry pie filling, as well as unsweetened coconut (bought at the health food store), so it wasn't as full of sugar that my friends and I, that are diabetic couldn't have some.) I got several compliments on it. It's alot like Linda's recipe on here. My husband & I have been invited to a cookout for Memorial Day. This salad is what the hostess requested that I prepare & bring to her party.
How do I make a fruit salad on a budget, when serving a large group?
It's usually thriftier if buying fruit and vegetable during each of their seasons. Around here right now, apples, grapes and cabbage would make a great Waldorf salad. Small marshmallows go well in there also, and I sometimes put walnuts in there, depends, though I think walnuts are a fairly good price now also.
I also usually use lemon yogurt for the dressing, just stir the yogurt until smooth, rather than mayo, though there are recipes on the internet for Waldorf salad dressings. As the holiday season comes along, there should be good prices for citrus salads, and banana's go well with citrus. You can also use less fruit by making jello salads as well. I hope this helps you!
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Drain pineapple, reserving juice. Combine sugar, flour, egg and pineapple juice in a small saucepan, cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until smooth and thickened. Cool. Combine pecans and fruit, add dressing, stirring well. Chill before serving. 10-12 servings.
By Robin from Washington, IA
Take 3 large bananas (peeled and diced) and place in a large bowl. Add 3 red apples (peeled and diced and throw away core), 3 cans of Mango Oranges, (drain juice and pour in bowl), and 3 cans of crushed pineapples (drain juice pour into bowl). Mix fruit together add a tablespoon of sugar.
My Grandma gave me this recipe when I was young and is still a favorite to this day for my kids.
Chop fruit (except grapes) up in big squares or slices. Add red and green grapes. Add any other favorite fruits.
Then mix in a glass bowl (not metal) with plastic spoon (not metal) honey, lime or lemon, and powdered ginger
Tip: Add honey and ginger and then lime. Tt will soften the hardest of honey in a flash and this over the fruit salad tastes fresh and good
By Annie from Hallsville, MO
Drain pineapple, reserve 1/4 cup juice.combine all the fruits in a clear bowl, if possible. In a small bowl, mix remaining ingredients, well. Pour dressing over fruits, mix. Can serve immediately or chill till ready to serve.
By Terri from NV
Put all in plastic bag and mix well. Pour in pan or bowl. Refrigerate until set.
If you keep canned fruits and a bag of mini marshmallows on hand at all times, a bowl of fruit salad can be made very quickly. To serve to unexpected company or just something to eat on while watching TV.
By Terri (08/18/2005)
Mix all of above together and refrigerate.