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Festive Fruity Salad

Here's a salad that won't remain on the dinnertime sidelines. Each time I serve it, it earns lots of compliments for being so colorful and refreshing.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 5 min. + chilling Cook: 10 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    10-12 servings


  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple, drained
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 medium unpeeled red apples, cut into chunks
  • 1 cup green grapes
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1/4 cup red maraschino cherries, quartered
  • 1/4 cup green maraschino cherries, quartered


  • In a saucepan, combine sugar and flour. Stir in milk and pineapple until blended. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  • Remove from the heat; add butter. Cool. In a bowl, combine the apples, grapes, pecans and cherries. Add dressing; stir to coat. Cover and refrigerate until serving.

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  • newcountrywife
    Nov 7, 2011

    Simple and refreshing fruit salad. Cooking the pineapple in the sauce gives it a delectable flavor. My family just loved it!

  • lurky27
    Nov 21, 2009

    I meant to give this recipe 5 stars!~ Theresa

  • lurky27
    Nov 21, 2009

    What a delicious fruit salad! We used Splenda and all red maraschino cherries. It has also kept well in the refrigerator for multiple days.~ Theresa