Grandma's Fruit Salad By Freda

Recipe Rating:
 7 Ratings
Serves: 8
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2 large cans fruit cocktail drained (extra cherries, please)
1 large can crushed pineapple or chunks ( well drained)
2 c each, red and green grapes (seedless) Can cut in half
1 small can mandarin oranges, drained
1 small bag mini marshmallows
1 large tub whipped topping, thawed
2 large bananas, sliced or diced
optional: any variety of fruit you desire is good to use: berries, blueberries, strawberries, apples, etc.

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FREDA's notes for this recipe:
SIMPLE and my kids' favorite. I made a different fruit salad one year and my youngest son, Joe, had a fit. "Mom, this is not what I asked for!" Oops, mom was in deep poo poo!!
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Drain all canned fruit very well. Add all fruits - except bananas - into a large bowl. (Save the bananas 'til serving time.)
Add marshmallows and whipped topping; toss well to mix.
Add in the fresh bananas just before serving.

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user Eddie Jordan EDWARDCARL - Oct 18, 2011
Hi Freda, It wouldn't be Thanksgiving without fruit salad I'm making this for dinner Tg day. Thanks for the post!!!!!!!
user Eddie Jordan EDWARDCARL - Oct 18, 2011
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
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user Vicky Dorman txcowgirl50 - Nov 19, 2011
This is my favorite!! My Mom has been making this same recipe for years. Now I make it for both sides of the family. I will take your advise and add berries this year!! thanks :o)!

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