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nanny waymire's fruit salad

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Brandy Male
Mustang, OK

This is the best fruit salad and a requested by my daughter every holiday. The freshness just pops out with every bite and the creaminess of the cheese are great combinations.I take it one step further because I put some on my pecan pie. Hope you enjoy a family tradition that has been handed down through 50 years of get togethers. Add 2 sliced bananas right before serving...yuuuummm

(1 rating)
yield serving(s)
prep time 1 Hr
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For nanny waymire's fruit salad

  • 2 lg
    green apples ,chopped with skin
  • 2 lg
    oranges, chopped
  • 2 lg
    pear ,chopped and peeled
  • 2
  • 1/2 qt
    strawberries, halved
  • 1/2 bunch
    green / purple grapes halved
  • 1 can
    alberta peaches (drain / reserve juice)
  • 1 can
    pineapple,tidbits (drain / reserve juice)
  • 1 can
    fruit cocktail, drained
  • 1 c
    coconut, shredded
  • 1/2 c
    pecans, in pieces
  • 1/2 pkg
    cream cheese, cut in cubes
  • 1 qt
  • 10
    maraschino cherries, halved
  • 2 c
    marshmallows, mini
  • 1 lg
    extra creamy cool whip

How To Make nanny waymire's fruit salad

  • 1
    1: Pour cold sprite on a med. size bowl and chop apples, pears let soak 20 min. while working on the rest of the salad. 2: Drain can fruits reserving the juice from peaches and pineapples.Drain well 3:In a large bowl place all soaked fresh and drained can fruit.Discard sprite.
  • 2
    4:Add pecans, cherries drained and pat dry, coconut, give a little stir.
  • 3
    5:Add cream cheese chunks and stir. 6: Stir in Creamy Cool Whip, then marshmellows 7:NOW HERE IS THE KEY, USE WHICH ONE OF THE RESERVED JUICES YOU LIKE AND STIR IN ENOUGH TO MAKE THE SALAD CREAMY,I LIKE THE PEACH. Store in the frig and just before serving add bananas or the morning of. I have soaked them in sprite before too, it is just your taste.