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Fruit Salad with Apricot Dressing Recipe

Fruit Salad with Apricot Dressing Recipe

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. YIELD:26 servings


  • 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


  • 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.

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.