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    Fruit Salad?

    I'm looking for a great fruit salad recipe. Anyone have one they would like share?
    Its a new year, and I want to eat healthier so I'm adding more fruilts and veggies to my meals.

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    My favorite fruit salad is healthy too. Use fruit of your choice, cut them up and then add one cup of lite cool whip and one 6oz container of vanilla yoplait lite yogurt. This makes a great fruit salad!

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    The fruit salad I make for Christmas and special ocassions is fruit only and very good.

    Get a big bowl, Peel and dice a couple of red or yellow delicious apples, slice a couple of banannas, dump a 20 oz. can of drained pineapple tidbits, a can of drained fruit cocktail, a can of drained mandarin oranges. ( a couple of fresh oranges is better ), a handful of seedless grapes, a few pecans if you like nuts in your fruit.
    I just dump all of this in the bowl and add about 1/2 cup of sugar. You could use artificial sweetner if you're really on a diet. I like my fruit sweetened.
    This is so simple and really good.

    sassy granny

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    sugerless fruit salad

    This is one that is real good and is sugarfree:
    2 cans lite fruit cocktail, drained
    1 can unsweatened pineapple
    2 large apples, diced
    2 large oranges, diced
    1 pkg. sugar free instant vanilla pudding
    1 pkg. sugar free strawberry jello
    Directions; Mix first 4 ingredients together, sprinkle dry pudding and dry jello over. Mix well. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

    GOOD

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    Thanks for the wonderful recipes, I'll give them a try. :0)

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    Fruit Salad

    Here are two that I use--

    Fruit Salad--with pie filling
    Start with 1 can of apricot pie filling, add sliced bananas, drained canned pineapple, drained canned oranges, fresh chopped cored apples, nuts. (Really any fruit you have on hand--I used grapes, pears, peaches, etc.) I add something red like cherries for color. Always start with the apricot pie filling and add what ever fruit you have -- let your imagination and taste determine what fruit you add--however frozen blueberries and blackberries turn the salad very dark. It will still taste good--just has an off color. (you can use the sugar free pie filling with this)

    Fresh Fruit Salad

    Again start with fruit you have on hand--something soft (bananas) crunchy (apples or pears with the peel) color (cherries, blueberries), taste (peaches) etc. The binder is 3 tablespoons of frozen orange juice (don't add the water that is called for on the can). You don't have to add sugar.

    Both of these are easy and healthy.
    Enjoy.

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    I love fruit salad..............however as a staple i keep peeled and cut up fresh oranges,fresh peeled and cut up pineapple,fresh melon peeled and cut up in seperate containers in the fridge. If you want bananas its easy to peel and cut as you want ,same with an apple. This sway the bananas don't get mushy and brown and you can enjoy the taste of each fruit.......its very good for dieting.enjoy and god bless

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    Fresh Fruits (or choose frozen mixed fruit)
    Vanilla yogurt
    Granola (cereal)
    Scoop out size of fruit serving, top with yogurt and granola.
    This is great when fruits are in season. However in the winter, frozen fruit mixes will work just fine. Economical and no waste, just fix a serving at a time.
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    Adapted from an old Clement Freud recipe

    Drain a 16oz tin of pineapple chunks into a bowl (retain juice) with some halved glace cherries (I use about 12). Add 2 tablespoons of Grand Marnier liqueur. Leave a couple of hours, stirring occasionally.

    Add half a small melon, 2 crunchy apples (cored but not peeled), a small tin of mandarin oranges (drained - add juice to retained pineapple juice), all cut into chunks. Add chunks of banana if wished. Mix.

    For the 'sauce' bring 1 small wineglass of water, 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and 2 oz sugar to the boil, and simmer 3 minutes. Let cool, and then pour over your fruit.

    I tend to find that there is not enough liquid for my liking, so I also add the pineapple and mandarin juice retained above.

    Or if you wanted to be healthier you could skip the 'sauce' and use the juice on its own.
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    Yum to all of them!

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    Should have known you were from Ky. My Mother made this every year for Christmas. I forgot to do it this year and still missing it. Have to make a trip to Krogers.

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    Should have quoted you sassy granny. My post is on here somewhere.
    Quote Originally Posted by sassy granny View Post
    The fruit salad I make for Christmas and special ocassions is fruit only and very good.

    Get a big bowl, Peel and dice a couple of red or yellow delicious apples, slice a couple of banannas, dump a 20 oz. can of drained pineapple tidbits, a can of drained fruit cocktail, a can of drained mandarin oranges. ( a couple of fresh oranges is better ), a handful of seedless grapes, a few pecans if you like nuts in your fruit.
    I just dump all of this in the bowl and add about 1/2 cup of sugar. You could use artificial sweetner if you're really on a diet. I like my fruit sweetened.
    This is so simple and really good.

    sassy granny

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    I like fresh fruit salad, I would try to have some kind of stone fruit (plums, peaches), some kind of berries,grapes, pineapple, and some citrus fruit. Not crazy about apples in it. The citrus fruit adds ascorbic acid to make it last longer. NO COOL WHIP OF ANY KIND!!!!!!!YUCK!!!!! That stuff has high fructose corn syrup and partially hydrogenated vegetable oil in it - NOT good for you!!

    You can make a good size batch of this and it will keep for several days in the fridge. If you want bananas in it I would add them one at a time as you are ready to eat it. Otherwise they get mushy.

    The best part of fruit salad is the juice left at the bottom of the container.

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    Oh my I am saving all of these they sound wonderful!

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    One of the fruit salads that my family enjoys is 1 can pineapple chunks, drained. 1 can mandarin oranges, drained.1 can peach pie filling, 1 container of frozen strawberries, and 2 bananas sliced.

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    I had a friend when my father died that brought me a big bowl of just cut up various fruits...the stuff that didn't brown...so strawberries, grapes, pinapple, kiwi, melons...just tossed together. That was all I ate for days. Thank God for my friend. It still is good as now I make it for myself.
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    I was just in Europe and had a wonderful fruit salad which was cut up fresh apples and oranges, dried figs and prunes, fresh pineapple and it was drizzled with honey that had been heated with a cinnamon stick in it. I added fresh melon and banana from the breakfast buffet in the hotel to this mix, and one of our traveling companions did the same but also added plain yogurt. Yummy
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    Some great ideals ! Fruit is good .

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    a quick, easy, and elegant fruit salad is cut up fruit of the season ( right now, bananas, apples, pears, kiwi, etc.) drain and add canned fruit that you like, toss together, and the big secret delicious dressing is--ta-daaah--a bottle or two of banana baby food. yup. those canned bananas make the best dressing/binder for a salad, ever. add a few maraschino cherries to the top for "pretty", and you're set. people always ask what on earth you used that was so light tasting but so good, and only you know the delicious secret.
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    Forgot to add, if you like a "dressing" on your fruit salad, yogurt is good.

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    They all sound delicious.

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    I make it similar to yours sassy granny, exception I don't add sugar. I chop walnuts or pecans to add a bit of crunch. I also use the no sugar added fruit cocktail and leave out the banana. It can be added when serving. I find that it gets all yucky when I don't eat the salad fast enough...yummmy...going for a bowl of it shortly. I love it.
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    Butterfly48, this sounds great, can't wait to try it. thx

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