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Fruit Salad with Apricot Dressing Recipe
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Fruit Salad with Apricot Dressing Recipe

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Explains Carol Lambert of El Dorado, Arkansas, "When I serve this lovely refreshing salad for picnics and holidays, the bowl empties fast."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:26 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 26 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 cans (5-1/2 ounces each) apricot nectar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 large red apples, coarsely chopped
  • 8 medium firm bananas, sliced
  • 1 medium fresh pineapple, peeled and cut into chunks (about 5 cups)
  • 1 quart fresh strawberries, quartered
  • 2 cups green grapes

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 125 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 2 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 1 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a microwave-safe bowl, stir the sugar, cornstarch and apricot nectar until smooth. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 4-6 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring every 2 minutes. Stir in the vanilla. Refrigerate.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the fruit. Drizzle with dressing; gently toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate until serving. Yield: 26 (1-cup) serving.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Fruit Salad with Apricot Dressing in Taste of Home June/July 2000, p8

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 125 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 2 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 1 g protein.

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Reviewed Mar. 12, 2013

I have made this recipe many, many times and it is always a huge success. I think that the time description "quick" is a little deceiving as there is a lot of time needed to clean this much fruit and cut it up as well as the cooling time needed for the dressing. It is worth all the effort, but is not really a quick throw-together for a last minute meal idea. Also, the salad tastes better if it has had a chance to sit for a while and let the flavors blend. It can even be made the evening before you need it, but do not add the bananas until the next day as they will get dark. Enjoy!

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Reviewed Aug. 8, 2012

I have been making this recipe for years. Sometimes I substitute peach nectar for the apricot nectar. Sometimes I add blueberries or raspberries. We don't bother measuring the fruit anymore. The sauce is just wonderful and keeps the fruit good for a few days.

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Reviewed Jan. 18, 2011

I made this for a church brunch and it was the "WOW" of the day, like a home run with the bases loaded, bottom of the 9th.

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Reviewed Mar. 9, 2010

I have been making this salad since I saw it in the 2001 T.O.H. cookbook. It is always a huge hit and most people ask me for the recipe. It makes a HUGE quantity, so I usually make half (or less). Its best if you pour the dressing over the fruit right before serving. Love it!

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