Fruit ‘n’ Nut Salad

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. + chilling


12-16 servings

MY MOTHER-IN-LAW created this recipe using leftover fruit from holiday baking. It tasted so good that it became standard fare every time we had ham or turkey. It's a perfect side dish for those entrees. For color and a touch of sweetness, I sometimes add miniature marshmallows. -Willie Mae Philen, Mexia, Alabama


  • 2 medium apples, chopped
  • 2 medium oranges, sectioned and cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 jar (10 ounces) maraschino cherries, drained and chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped pecans
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 medium firm bananas, sliced


  1. In a large bowl, combine the apples, oranges, raisins, cherries and pecans. Combine mayonnaise, sugar and lemon juice; mix well. Add to fruit mixture and stir to coat. Chill. Just before serving, stir in bananas.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 279 calories, 19g fat (2g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 76mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.

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