Fruit salad can be as simple as preparing three or more different fruits and tossing them in a bowl. Old-fashioned fruit salads usually have five or more different fruits combined, along with nuts, marshmallows or whipped cream. In some recipes, all possible ingredients are included to make a creamy, rich dish that everyone will love. Here are recipes for simple old-fashioned fruit salad and creamy old-fashioned fruit salad.
Things You'll Need
- 2 apples
- 2 bananas
- 1 orange
- 3 to 4 pineapple rings
- 1/2 pound grapes
- 1/2 cup miniature marshmallows
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- Large bowl
- Juice and grated rind of 1 lemon, 1 lime and 1 orange
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup whipped cream
Prepare the fruit. Peel and core apples and cut into bite-sized chunks. Peel and slice bananas. Peel orange and separate into slices. Cut pineapple rings into bite-sized pieces. Cut grapes in half.
Place the fruit into a large bowl and mix together.
Sprinkle lemon juice on the fruit and stir to combine.
Add chopped walnuts or pecans, if desired, or add miniature marshmallows.
Refrigerate until well-chilled and serve.
Prepare fruits as in Step 1.
Add in chopped walnuts or pecans and miniature marshmallows.
In a saucepan, combine the juice and rind of the lemon, lime and orange, beaten egg and sugar. Cook over low heat until thick. Allow to cool.
Pour sauce over the prepared fruit in a large bowl and stir.
Fold in whipped cream. Chill in the refrigerator until cold.
Tips & Warnings
- Other additions to fruit salad can include coconut, kiwi, strawberries and raisins.
- The addition of lemon juice is to keep the fruits from darkening.
- Old-fashioned fruit salad can be served as a side dish or a dessert.
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