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Tropical Ambrosia Fruit Salad

2 reviews

This special salad is my family’s all-time favorite. You can make it a day in advance, but add the bananas just before serving.

Orange Banana Salad

1 review

I CAME up with this salad when an unexpected guest showed up for lunch and I had to "make do"...


Patriotic Banana Split

This lip-smacking salute to summertime is a creative cross between a classic banana split and a fruit salad. A scoop...


Banana Poppy Seed Dressing

2 reviews

Here's a lightly sweet, refreshing dressing that lets the flavor of banana come through. A homemaker with four grown children,...


Banana-Nut Green Salad

1 review

Ripe sliced bananas and crunchy ginger-roasted walnuts create a yummy combo in this fresh tossed salad. Swap in Gorgonzola cheese...

Pineapple-Glazed Fruit Medley

This recipe goes well with any meal as a dessert or side dish. The glaze makes it shine.


Frosted Pineapple Lemon Gelatin

1 review

A refreshing, summery treat, this dessert incorporates ginger ale to add a zesty bite.
—Penny Burpeau, Londonderry, New Hampshire

Elvis’s Banana Sandwiches

2 reviews

A fruity peanut butter filling sandwiched between slices of banana bread makes for an appealing lunch that will have young...


Fruit & Nut Salad

1 review

The festive colors in this salad make it a delightful addition to the holiday spread. Quick and easy, this recipe...


Banana Split Fruit Salad

1 review

Let these whimsical parfaits celebrate the end of a work week and the beginning of a wonderful weekend! Watermelon, bananas...


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Toasted PB & Banana Sandwiches

1 review

A sandwich worthy of Elvis himself, this grilled, finger-licking treat may surprise you, too, with its flavor. “I saw the...

Banana Split Marshmallow Salad

1 review

This is an old standby I take to potlucks and other gathering. When I do, people ask, "Who brought that...


Festive Pineapple Boat

"My fondest childhood memories are centered in the kitchen with my mother," recounts Susan Phelan of Tallahassee, Florida. Reminiscent of...


Blueberry Banana Salad

"We have several blueberry bushes in our yard, so using the bounty in this easy salad is a nice change...


Festive Fruit Salad

This refreshing beautiful salad has become a favorite of everyone who's tried it. My bowl always comes home empty when...


Peaches ‘n Cream

1 review

For moms and daughters who want to bond in the kitchen, start with seasonal fruit and cream to plate up...

Easy Fruit Salad with Coconut

I love fresh fruit salads. With this simple recipe, I can enjoy one even in January! This colorful salad complements...


Banana Split Salad

3 reviews

This is a recipe handed down by my mom, and it's now a hit at my house. Because it's frozen,...


Easy Cherry Fruit Soup

Although my heritage is German, my husband's family is from Scandinavia. Fruit soups are common there, and I've been making...


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Puppy Dog Salad

Made from healthy dried and canned fruits, this cute salad for kids doesn't require any baking or cooking. Not only...


Banana Orange Salad

I came up with this salad when an unexpected guest showed up for lunch and I had to make do...


Pineapple Fruit Boat

Served in a pineapple shell, this fancy salad goes together surprisingly quickly with a handful of ingredients. It's an impressive...


Contest-Winning Hot Fruit Compote

5 reviews

“This sweet and colorful fruit compote is perfect with an egg casserole at a holiday brunch. It can bake right...


Sweet Surprise Chili

5 reviews

I’ve won three chili cook-offs with this recipe. Everyone loves it, and they’re always amazed when I reveal the secret...

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Spiced Prunes

I like to serve these special prunes with meats or a cottage cheese salad or as a breakfast fruit.—Alcy Thorne,...