Cream Cheese Fruit Salad


This creamy fruit salad is a satisfying summer dessert, but it's also a family-favorite treat at Thanksgiving. My mother-in-law brought this dish to every family function.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins


  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  • ¼ cup white sugar, or to taste

  • 1 (12 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed

  • 1 (15.25 ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained

  • 1 (15.25 ounce) can fruit cocktail, drained

  • 3 bananas, peeled and sliced

  • 1 large Jonagold apple, peeled and chopped

  • ½ cup sweetened flaked coconut

  • ½ cup chopped pecans (Optional)

  • ½ cup golden raisins (Optional)

  • 1 (4 ounce) jar maraschino cherries, drained and halved (Optional)


  1. Beat cream cheese and sugar together in a large bowl with an electric mixer. Mix in whipped topping on high speed until incorporated. Fold in pineapple, fruit cocktail, bananas, apple, coconut, pecans, raisins, and cherries. Transfer to a serving bowl, cover, and chill for at least 1 hour before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

486 Calories
27g Fat
61g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 486
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g 35%
Saturated Fat 17g 86%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 111mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 61g 22%
Dietary Fiber 5g 16%
Total Sugars 46g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 12mg 61%
Calcium 54mg 4%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 486mg 10%

* 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.

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