Mom's Mistake Fruit Salad

Peggi Anne Tebben


My 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!

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No-Cook or Other


oranges, peeled with a knife (no white pith on them) & cut up
1 can(s)
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)
4 large
bananas, sliced up ( you can never get too much bananas in it)
2/3 c
chopped pecans


1 c
real mayonnaise or miracle whip salad dressing
1 1/2 Tbsp
prepared mustard
2 - 3 dash(es)
worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp


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

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