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Apple Pineapple Salad Recipe

Apple Pineapple Salad Recipe

"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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

Diabetic Exchanges: One 1/2-cup serving equals 1 fruit, 1 fat; also, 105 calories, 34 mg sodium, 0 cholesterol, 14 gm carbohydrate, 1 gm protein, 6 gm fat.

Reviews for Apple Pineapple Salad

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Reviewed Jan. 1, 2013

"My daughter makes this so delicious"

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."

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."

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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