Summertime or Anytime Fruit Salad

Kendra W. Raymond

By
@KWRaymond

This yummy and refreshing salad goes well with a breakfast or brunch. It is also a big hit at pot lucks! Most of the preparation is done the day before serving.

Rating:
★★★★★ 10 votes
Comments:
Serves:
8
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Stove Top

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
This pineapple cream cheese dressing is simply wonderful! It's tasty on its own... and even better when coupled with the fresh fruit. A surefire crowd-pleaser!

Ingredients

PINEAPPLE CREAM CHEESE DRESSING

1/3 c
sugar
4 tsp
cornstarch
1/4 tsp
salt
1 c
pineapple juice
1/4 c
orange juice
2 Tbsp
lemon juice
2
eggs, lightly beaten
2 pkg
(3oz. each) cream cheese, softened

SALAD

2 c
fresh strawberries, sliced
2 c
pineapple tidbits
1 1/2 c
seedless green or red grapes, halved
1 1/2 c
peaches or nectarines, diced
1 c
fresh blueberries or raspberries
1/4 c
sugar
leaf lettuce, optional

Step-By-Step

1DAY BEFORE SERVING
2In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Stir in the juices until smooth.
3Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat.
4Stir a small amount into the eggs; return all to the pan, stirring constantly.
5Cook and stir until mixture reaches 160 degrees and is thickened. Remove from heat and cool slightly.
6In a small mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Add juice mixture; mix well. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
7In a large bowl, combine the fruit. Sprinkle with sugar; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
8JUST BEFORE SERVING
9Before serving, combine dressing and fruit and toss lightly. Can garnish bowl by lining it with lettuce.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fruit Salads
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American