Banana Salad

A nice fruit salad for potlucks or outdoor events - my grandmother always made it on the Fourth of July. Bananas, pineapple, and cream cheese in a tangy homemade sauce. Salad can be refrigerated or served immediately.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
12 servings



  • ½ cup pineapple juice

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch

  • 1 egg, well-beaten


  • 6 large bananas, sliced

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  • 1 (8 ounce) can pineapple tidbits, drained


  1. Combine pineapple juice, sugar, lemon juice, and cornstarch in a saucepan over medium heat; cook and stir until sugar dissolves and sauce is smooth, about 5 minutes.

  2. Stir about 1 tablespoon sauce into the bowl with the egg until egg is slightly warmed. Slowly pour egg mixture into sauce, whisking until sauce is smooth and thickened. Remove saucepan from heat and freeze sauce, stirring occasionally, until completely chilled, about 15 minutes.

  3. Mix bananas, cream cheese, and pineapple together in a bowl. Add sauce and mix until evenly coated.

Cook's Note:

It is best not to cut the bananas before you make the sauce, or they brown too easily (a great job for kids in the kitchen, though!).

You can use the pineapple juice from the pineapple tidbits for the sauce.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

183 Calories
7g Fat
29g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 183
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 36mg 12%
Sodium 62mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 21g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 10mg 50%
Calcium 25mg 2%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 311mg 7%

* 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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