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.
11: 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.
24:Add pecans, cherries drained and pat dry, coconut, give a little stir.
35: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.