This is a sweet, creamy recipe that has been handed down in my family. We always have it at Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, combine fruit cocktail, bananas and cherries. Reserve 3 slices of banana and 1 cherry for garnish.

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  • In a mixing bowl, whip the cream to soft peaks with an electric mixer. Add sugar and vanilla, and whip to combine.

  • Fold the whipped cream into the fruit. Garnish with a fan of banana slices. Place cherry at the bottom of the banana fan.

Nutrition Facts

201.5 calories; 1.1 g protein; 34.6 g carbohydrates; 27.2 mg cholesterol; 12.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (21)

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Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2002
This is delicious! Didn't change a thing! Everyone loved it. Thanks! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
04/09/2003
This recipe did not turn out as well as I had hoped. It was too liquidy. If I try it again I will be sure to decrease liquid and be sure to drain fruit cocktail really well. Thanks anyway! Read More
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27 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2002
This is delicious! Didn't change a thing! Everyone loved it. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2003
I loved this!! It was SO creamy! It went over very well at my house and has become a main element in our family meals. Great way to get my kids to eat plenty of fruit too!!! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
04/09/2003
This recipe did not turn out as well as I had hoped. It was too liquidy. If I try it again I will be sure to decrease liquid and be sure to drain fruit cocktail really well. Thanks anyway! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/02/2003
I took this dish to a Church Potluck everyone loved it! The Perfect Fruit Salad! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/27/2002
It is sweet but very good and easy to make. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/26/2004
Excellent recipe. I had to double the recipe since it was for a potluck-type affair and it turned out great. It was one of the first salads to be completely eaten. This is definitely a keeper and I'll make it again! Thanks Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/26/2005
Very good fruit salad.... Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/02/2004
Made recipe as is and it lacked a lot of flavor. I added more sugar and vanilla but still rather bland. Will not make again too many other great fruit salad recipes out there. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/12/2004
I didn't care for the canned fruit in this recipe. There was also too many cherries. This may be just a personal preference. I would make recipe again substituting fresh fruit for the canned. Read More
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