Purple Lady Salad Recipe

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Purple Lady Salad

Mary Compton

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@marykate16

Years ago, when attending a bridal shower for a friend, the hostess-Frances Renfro had prepared a wonderful salad luncheon with a variety of home-baked muffins/dinner rolls. One of the salads served was "Purple Lady"...found it to be my favorite of the day! We've made Frances' recipe for many special occasions since! A while back, I 'googled' Purple Lady and discovered there are many recipe variations, so I'd like to share a "quick" version of Frances' recipe, in order to speed up prep time for you! Enjoy!


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Serves:

10-12

Method:

Refrigerate/Freeze

Ingredients

1
(6-oz) package red raspberry jell-o
1
cup boiling water
1
(20-oz) can undrained/crushed pineapple
1
can of blueberry pie filling
1/2
cup toasted/chopped pecans
1
(8-oz) container thawed whipped topping (not light or fat free)
fresh raspberries, blueberries, & extra whipped topping

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Completely dissolve Jell-O in boiling water; add pineapple w/juice, blueberry pie filling, and pecans...mix thoroughly, chill until thick, but not set (30-40 minutes).
2
Fold in whipped topping just until color is all the same (no white streaks), then place into either a *trifle bowl, food-safe decorative bowl, or **13x9-inch glass dish. Cover with plastic wrap, place back into refrigerator for 3-4 (or more) hours. If you wish to add garnish, spread extra whipped topping on Purple Lady salad just before serving, and add fresh berries on top.
3
If there are leftovers (which rarely happens at our parties), keep covered/refrigerated. You would most likely need to finish eating it in the next day or so.

* We do "buffet-style" a lot, so this salad usually gets placed in a trifle or other decorative-type glass bowl.

** If using a 13x9-inch glass dish, you may want to cut salad into single serving square portions, then place each portion on top large piece of lettuce (I like red-leaf) and set it on a salad plate as a side item for each member at the dinner table.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy