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Mami Elva's Fruit Salad

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"My mom Elva came up with this recipe to have with Thanksgiving dinner. Since then it has become a Thanksgiving tradition, however we also enjoy it in the summer months."
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30 m servings 388
Original recipe yields 9 servings (8 to 10 servings)


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  1. In a large bowl, combine the fruit cocktail, pears, cherries, apples, bananas, walnuts and coconut.
  2. Fold in marshmallow cream, if too thick, add some reserved fruit juice. Mix well, chill and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 388 calories; 11.1 74.2 3.5 0 50 Full nutrition

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This was a good fruit salad, Very sweet. It did not keep well though. The afternoon after I had made it, it looked awful. I think this was due to the marshmallow cream, which was a little ove...

Excellent! Delicious! Easy!

I think this dish was delicious. The apples and bananas remained fresh for days. I will definitely make it again.

I loved this fruit salad and so did my Easter guests. My recommendation would be to make sure you drain all the canned fruit really well, as it does have a tendency to get a little watery after...