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Nana's Fruit Salad

Rated as 3.86 out of 5 Stars

"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."
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servings 731
Original recipe yields 4 servings (10 to 15 servings)


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  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; 39.7 93.8 8.4 62 187 Full nutrition

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I made this recipe for a Christmas brunch, and it was delicious! I would make it again for sure, but I would probably put in fresh mandarin oranges, because they fell apart, and I would put in ...

This recipe sounded great when I first read it. However, I think I made the same mistake as another reviewer and used too much syrup, because it was very thin and did not improve after chilling....

This was easy to make as well as delicious. Right up my alley! I brought it to my Mom's Christmas dinner and everyone really enjoyed it.

Made an excellent pot-luck dish (although must remember to put bananas in directly before serving - and it's not as good without them). Also added some vanilla sweetener (sugar-free Splenda syr...