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daddy's holiday best fruit salad

★★★★☆ 9
a recipe by
Judith Watson
Fort Worth, TX

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 @kitchencrew
★★★★☆ 9
serves 8
prep time 20 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For daddy's holiday best fruit salad

  • 1 can
    fruit cocktail, in syrup
  • 1 can
  • 1 can
    cling peaches
  • 1 lg
    red delicious apple
  • 1 c
    chopped pecans
  • 1 can
    bakers coconut
  • 1 bottle
    small marachino cherries
  • 1 lg
    naval orange
  • 1 lg
    banana optional
  • 1 can
    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.