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Apple Pineapple Salad

"I came up with the recipe for this fun fruit salad several years ago," shares Jessie Craven of Odessa, Missouri. "It's a refreshing change of pace for me and my husband, who's diabetic.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling Cook: 10 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 can (20 ounces) unsweetened pineapple chunks
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat margarine
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • Artificial sweetener equivalent to 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 cups chopped apples
  • 2 cups green grapes
  • 2 teaspoon poppy seeds
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted

Directions

  • Drain pineapple juice into a saucepan. Add margarine and lemon juice; cook over medium heat until margarine is melted. In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into juice mixture. Bring to a boil; boil and stir for 2 minutes. Reduce heat; add sweetener. Cool to room temperature, about 30 minutes. In a large bowl, combine pineapple, apples, grapes and poppy seeds. Add the dressing; toss to coat Cover and chill for at least 1 hour. Just before serving, gently toss in pecans.

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  • tmfeasel
    Jan 1, 2013

    My daughter makes this so delicious

  • julieanne22
    Aug 7, 2012

    Deee-lish! And I love the fact that this is a fruit salad I can make all year long. The apples stay beautiful.

  • bphillips355
    Nov 30, 2010

    I can't count how many times I've made this salad to take to potlucks; always a hit. For me the pecans give it that little extra something that other fruit salads don't have.

  • mythyagain
    Nov 17, 2010

    Very easy to make. Works well at potlucks or just about any meal.

  • bluebowtye
    Feb 9, 2010

    This is a very yummy fall salad. Since you have to cook the dressing it takes a little extra time but the flavors really blend nicely.