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Grandma's Fruit Salad

 Grandma's Fruit Salad
"I can't believe how easy this pretty salad is to make," says Carolyn Tomatz of Jackson, Wisconsin. The colorful blend of bananas, pineapple, pears and peaches and grapes is tossed with a creamy pudding sauce. "People of all ages enjoy this dish," Carolyn notes.
12 ServingsPrep: 25 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1 can (20 ounces) unsweetened pineapple chunks
  • 1 can (15 ounces) reduced-sugar sliced pears, drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) sliced peaches in juice, drained
  • 1-1/2 cups seedless red grapes
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cook-and-serve vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 medium firm bananas
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 jar (10 ounces) maraschino cherries, well drained

Directions

  • Drain pineapple, reserving juice in a 1-cup measuring cup. In a large
  • bowl, combine the pineapple,pears, peaches and grapes. Cover and
  • chill.
  • Add enough water to pineapple juice to measure 1 cup. Pour into a
  • small saucepan. Whisk in pudding mix. Bring to a boil over medium
  • heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; set aside to cool to
  • room temperature.
  • Slice bananas into a small bowl. Drizzle with lemon juice; gently
  • toss to coast. Let stand for 5 minutes; drain. Add bananas and
  • cherries to chilled fruit. Add cooled pudding; toss gently to
  • combine. Refrigerate until serving. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 12
  • servings, 1/2 cup per serving.
Nutritional Facts: 1/2 cup equals 126 calories,

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Grandma's Fruit Salad (continued)

Nutritional Facts: trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 59 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fruit.