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Summer Fruit Salad

A tangy cream cheese dressing makes this refreshing salad special. I've found it's a big hit at potlucks, whether served as a salad or dessert. It makes a luscious finale on those sultry summer days when baking is out of the question. —James Korzenowski, Fennville, Michigan
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • SALAD:
  • 2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • 2 cups pineapple tidbits
  • 1-1/2 cups seedless green or red grapes, halved
  • 1-1/2 cups diced peaches or nectarines
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries or raspberries
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • Leaf lettuce


  • In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch and salt. Stir in the juices until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat. Stir a small amount into the eggs; return all to the pan, stirring constantly. Cook and stir until mixture reaches 160° and is thickened. Remove from the heat; cool slightly. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Add juice mixture; mix well. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • In a large bowl, combine the fruit. Sprinkle with sugar; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Serve in a lettuce-lined bowl with the dressing.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 230 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 65mg cholesterol, 123mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (39g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • 2124arizona
    Jul 1, 2017

    This fruit salad is perfect for a family get-together!! We love it!!

  • jaschuessler
    Jun 27, 2015

    Very good recipe! Loved the dressing but there was a lot of it. When I mixed all the dressing in, it was fruit soup. I will keep making the dressing but will only use a small portion of it.

  • gunslinger
    Oct 20, 2014

    Very pretty delicious salad. Great healthy addition to summer cookouts.

  • Ellen0918nj
    Apr 8, 2010

    This is absolutely delicious! I didn't read the recipe through, and was making it to bring to a party that afternoon, so naturally, couldn't let it chill overnight! I think it chilled for 3 hours at the most, and it was still a hit! This is perfect for those hot summer days!

  • Ellen0918nj
    Feb 2, 2010

    This is wonderful! Delicious dressing, and especially refreshing on those hot summer days..I will make this again and again!

  • Ellen0918nj
    May 27, 2009

    This is wonderful! I didn't even let it sit overnight, but mixed it with the dressing and served it only a few hours later. Everyone loved it!

  • sambugjoebear
    Jun 14, 2008

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  • memecooks
    Jun 5, 2008

    Delicious, I made this for a luncheon at my work place. It was a hit. Marsha Campbell Cullman Alabama

  • PurplePlum1
    Nov 9, 2007

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    Aug 10, 2007

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