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Tropical Fresh Fruit Salad

 Tropical Fresh Fruit Salad
Flavored whipped cream makes each bite of this salad taste like candy. The bowl always empties quickly. —Carol Gillespie, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
16-20 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 large bananas, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 4 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 large cantaloupe melons, cut into cubes or balls
  • 5 cups cubed fresh pineapple
  • 3 cups halved fresh strawberries
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon rum extract, optional
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons slivered almonds, toasted

Directions

  • In a 4-qt. serving bowl, toss the bananas and lemon juice. Stir in
  • the cantaloupe, pineapple and strawberries.
  • In a small bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add sugar and
  • extract if desired; beat until soft peaks form. Spoon over fruit.
  • Sprinkle with coconut and almonds. Serve immediately. Yield: 16-20
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 126 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 16 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 1 g protein.