Fruit 'n' Nut Salad
MY MOTHER-IN-LAW created this recipe using leftover fruit from holiday baking. It tasted so good that it became standard fare every time we had ham or turkey. It's a perfect side dish for those entrees.
For color and a touch of sweetness, I sometimes add miniature marshmallows.
-Willie Mae Philen, Mexia, Alabama
12-16 ServingsPrep: 10 min. + chilling
- 2 medium apples, chopped
- 2 medium oranges, sectioned and cut into bite-size pieces
- 1 cup raisins
- 1 jar (10 ounces) maraschino cherries, drained and chopped
- 1-1/2 cups chopped pecans
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 medium firm bananas, sliced
- In a large bowl, combine the apples, oranges, raisins, cherries and
- pecans. Combine mayonnaise, sugar and lemon juice; mix well. Add to
- fruit mixture and stir to coat. Chill. Just before serving, stir in
- bananas. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 279 calories, 19 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 76 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein.