Nana's Fruit Salad


My grandmother used to make this salad when I was a little girl. It's a tradition in my family now, for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Nana's Fruit Salad
10 to 15 servings


  • 1 (15.25 ounce) can fruit cocktail, juice reserved

  • 2 (11 ounce) cans mandarin oranges, drained

  • 3 apples, cored and diced with peel

  • 2 Bartlett pears, cored and diced

  • 2 bananas

  • 1 cup chopped pecans

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese

  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice


  1. In a large bowl combine fruit cocktail, mandarin oranges, apples, pears, and pecans.

  2. In a small mixing bowl, mix cream cheese and lemon juice. Add enough fruit cocktail juice to achieve a smooth and creamy consistency.

  3. Fold the cream cheese mixture into the fruit mixture and toss. Cover and chill for 1 hour before serving. Prior to serving slice bananas, add to fruit salad and toss again.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

731 Calories
40g Fat
94g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 731
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 40g 51%
Saturated Fat 14g 71%
Cholesterol 62mg 21%
Sodium 187mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 94g 34%
Dietary Fiber 12g 41%
Total Sugars 49g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 32mg 158%
Calcium 87mg 7%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 694mg 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.