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Sunshine State Salad

My husband and I retired from central Illinois to Florida. Several times, a friend gave us grapefruit from his backyard tree. One day I was going to make a lemon pineapple gelatin salad and discovered I didn't have pineapple. So, I cut up a fresh grapefruit and used it in the salad. It was good, and I tried adding other fruits until I came up with this recipe. —Doris Wendling, Palm Harbor, Florida
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1 package (3 ounces) lemon gelatin
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 can (8 ounces) pineapple chunks, undrained
  • 1 large grapefruit, peeled, sectioned and diced
  • 1 medium apple, peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans


  • In a bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Drain pineapple, reserving juice; set pineapple aside. Add cold water to juice to measure 1 cup; stir into gelatin mixture. Chill until partially set. Stir in grapefruit, apple, pecans and pineapple; pour into a 1-1/2-qt. bowl. Chill until firm.

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