Daddy's Holiday Best Fruit Salad

Judith Watson


My dad always made this at Thanksgiving.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

What a lovely recipe... The crunchy pecans and sweet coconut remind me of the salads I enjoyed in my childhood. This is a sweet treat for all the senses. The Test Kitchen


★★★★☆ 9 votes

20 Min
No-Cook or Other


  • 1 can(s)
    fruit cocktail, in syrup
  • 1 can(s)
  • 1 can(s)
    cling peaches
  • 1 large
    red delicious apple
  • 1 c
    chopped pecans
  • 1 can(s)
    bakers coconut
  • 1 bottle
    small marachino cherries
  • 1 large
    naval orange
  • 1 large
    banana optional
  • 1 can(s)
    crushed pineapple

How to Make Daddy's Holiday Best Fruit Salad


  1. Drain syrup from canned fruits and set aside. Chop apple into medium dice and coat with lemon juice to stop browning. Optional: Slice banana if using. Supreme the orange and cut slices into thirds. Drain juice from cherries and set aside. Half cherries. Mix all ingredients together. Add about a 1/4 cup cherrie juice.
  2. If adding banana, coat with lemon juice to keep from browning. Refridgerate before serving. Serve with Cool Whip or Whipped cream.

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About Daddy's Holiday Best Fruit Salad

Course/Dish: Fruit Salads
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Collection: Festive Feasts
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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