Apple Pineapple Salad Recipe
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Apple Pineapple Salad Recipe

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"I came up with the recipe for this fun fruit salad several years ago," shares Jessie Craven of Odessa, Missouri. "It's a refreshing change of pace for me and my husband, who's diabetic.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Cook: 10 min. + cooling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Cook: 10 min. + cooling
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1 can (20 ounces) unsweetened pineapple chunks
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat margarine
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • Artificial sweetener equivalent to 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 cups chopped apples
  • 2 cups green grapes
  • 2 teaspoon poppy seeds
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 105 calories, 6g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 34mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 1g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fruit, 1 fat.


  1. Drain pineapple juice into a saucepan. Add margarine and lemon juice; cook over medium heat until margarine is melted. In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into juice mixture. Bring to a boil; boil and stir for 2 minutes. Reduce heat; add sweetener. Cool to room temperature, about 30 minutes. In a large bowl, combine pineapple, apples, grapes and poppy seeds. Add the dressing; toss to coat Cover and chill for at least 1 hour. Just before serving, gently toss in pecans. Yield: 16 servings.
Originally published as Apple Pineapple Salad in Taste of Home October/November 1997, p17

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tmfeasel 47966
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2013

"My daughter makes this so delicious"

julieanne22 43565
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2012

"Deee-lish! And I love the fact that this is a fruit salad I can make all year long. The apples stay beautiful."

bphillips355 77721
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2010

"I can't count how many times I've made this salad to take to potlucks; always a hit. For me the pecans give it that little extra something that other fruit salads don't have."

Reviewed Nov. 17, 2010

"Very easy to make. Works well at potlucks or just about any meal."

bluebowtye 24407
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2010

"This is a very yummy fall salad. Since you have to cook the dressing it takes a little extra time but the flavors really blend nicely."

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