Peggi Anne's StoryMy Mom had no mother growing up, to teach her to cook. So,being a new wife & mother herself, she ask someone how to make fruit salad & they told her, "Just like you do potato salad", meaning a bunch of cut up stuff & then a sauce on it. She took it literally, I guess, so, she cut up the fruit & put a potato salad sauce on it.
You have to try it before you judge it. You will be addicted to it, as I am!
oranges, peeled with a knife (no white pith on them) & cut up
fruit coctail ,drained or canned peaches or pears will work, just whatever you have handy.
1 1/2 c
red or green seedless grapes ( i use red for color)
1 1/2 c
fresh (if possible) or canned (drained) pineapple chunks, cut up
apples cored & cut up (leave skin on)
bananas, sliced up ( you can never get too much bananas in it)
real mayonnaise or miracle whip salad dressing
1 1/2 Tbsp
2 - 3 dash(es)
1Cut up fruits into large bowl, in order given, so they don't brown on you.
2In another smaller bowl, mix the dressing ingredients. Pour on fruits & toss to mix. May need more or less dressing. I never measure things. Put alot of dressing on it though. Refrigerate at least 3 hours before serving.
3Right before serving, add the chopped pecans. You can either mix in or just garnish the top with them or both. If you put them in too early, they soften up & if you have any leftovers for the next day, they won't be crunchy.
4Note: I usually serve this with the meal. That's when I eat it. You could also just serve it as a dessert though.
About this Recipe
Peggi Anne Tebben cookiequeen - Dec 23, 2010
Peggi Anne Tebben cookiequeen - Mar 28, 2011
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
Deanna Smith-Fagin Kappaangel - Oct 28, 2012
This is similiar to a salad my mom use to make called Lily or 24 hour salad. The sauce though was mustard and egg cooked together and folded into whip cream. The sauce and fruit needed to be refrigerated over night so the flavor would come through.
Peggi Anne Tebben cookiequeen - Oct 31, 2012
This tastes better after a few hours in the fridge to cool thoroughly. :)