Easy Festive Fruit Salad Recipe

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Easy Festive Fruit Salad Recipe
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Easy Festive Fruit Salad Recipe

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As colorful as the leaves on the autumn trees, this fruit salad disappears fast down to the last spoonful. The light dressing doesn't hide the refreshing flavors of the fruit. Pecans add crunch and the rich flavor of the harvest season. -Julianne Johnson, Grove City, Minnesota
MAKES:
12-16 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES:
12-16 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 25 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple chunks
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 cans (11 ounces each) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 can (20 ounces) pears, drained and chopped
  • 3 kiwifruit, peeled and sliced
  • 2 large unpeeled apples, chopped
  • 1 cup pecan halves

Directions

Drain pineapple, reserving juice. Set pineapple aside. Pour juice into a small saucepan; add sugar and flour. Bring to a boil. Quickly stir in egg; cook until thickened. Remove from the heat; cool. Refrigerate. In a large bowl, combine pineapple, oranges, pears, kiwi, apples and pecans. Pour dressing over and blend well. Cover and chill for 1 hour. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Originally published as Festive Fruit Salad in Taste of Home October/November 1994, p35

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 161 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 9mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein.

  • 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple chunks
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 cans (11 ounces each) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 can (20 ounces) pears, drained and chopped
  • 3 kiwifruit, peeled and sliced
  • 2 large unpeeled apples, chopped
  • 1 cup pecan halves
  1. Drain pineapple, reserving juice. Set pineapple aside. Pour juice into a small saucepan; add sugar and flour. Bring to a boil. Quickly stir in egg; cook until thickened. Remove from the heat; cool. Refrigerate. In a large bowl, combine pineapple, oranges, pears, kiwi, apples and pecans. Pour dressing over and blend well. Cover and chill for 1 hour. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Originally published as Festive Fruit Salad in Taste of Home October/November 1994, p35

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2124arizona User ID: 845443 265664
Reviewed May. 7, 2017

"You can use just about any kind of fruit with the yummy dressing!!"

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Holly Lyford User ID: 5721097 13318
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2013

"I LOVE this recipe!! The only changes I make----I use fresh pears and also add strawberries, blueberries, and grapes!! The combinations are endless. I especially enjoy using honey crisp apples. Thank you, Julianne Johnson!!!"

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purpleiris1982 User ID: 5663038 8625
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2010

"It was in November of 2003 while I was pregnant with my first child and my nesting instincts were in full force that I first found this recipe. I am writing to say...it has been enthusiastically requested every fall since. I love this recipe!!"

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