Pecan Fruit Salad Recipe
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Pecan Fruit Salad Recipe

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This is a very colorful dish for the holidays and a change from jello salads. Peanuts also works well in this salad instead of pecans.—Stephen Allen, Leland, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2 large tart apples, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 can (8 ounces) unsweetened pineapple chunks, undrained
  • 1 cup canned sliced beets, drained
  • 1 medium firm banana, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 6 lettuce leaves
  • 3 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 228 calories, 11g fat (1g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 117mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the apples, oranges, pineapple, beets, banana and lemon juice. Let stand for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, for dressing, combine the mayonnaise, milk and brown sugar in a small bowl.
  2. Drain fruit mixture; spoon onto lettuce-lined plates. Sprinkle with sugar and pecans. Serve with dressing. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Christmas Fruit Salad in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2008, p31

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sophielle User ID: 1745396 171445
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2012

"I made this with fresh fruit & veg, and with a balsamic vinegar dressing. So OK, I didn't quite follow the recipe, but it was delicious ! And healthy. What more can you ask for? Looks? It looked very pretty too!"

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