Summertime or Anytime Fruit Salad

1
Kendra W. Raymond

By
@KWRaymond

This yummy and refreshing salad goes well with a breakfast or brunch. It is also a big hit at pot lucks! Most of the preparation is done the day before serving.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This pineapple cream cheese dressing is simply wonderful! It's tasty on its own... and even better when coupled with the fresh fruit. A surefire crowd-pleaser! Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 10 votes

Comments:
Serves:
8
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • PINEAPPLE CREAM CHEESE DRESSING

  • 1/3 c
    sugar
  • 4 tsp
    cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt
  • 1 c
    pineapple juice
  • 1/4 c
    orange juice
  • 2 Tbsp
    lemon juice
  • 2
    eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 pkg
    (3oz. each) cream cheese, softened
  • SALAD

  • 2 c
    fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 2 c
    pineapple tidbits
  • 1 1/2 c
    seedless green or red grapes, halved
  • 1 1/2 c
    peaches or nectarines, diced
  • 1 c
    fresh blueberries or raspberries
  • 1/4 c
    sugar
  • ·
    leaf lettuce, optional

How to Make Summertime or Anytime Fruit Salad

Step-by-Step

  1. DAY BEFORE SERVING
  2. In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Stir in the juices until smooth.
  3. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat.
  4. Stir a small amount into the eggs; return all to the pan, stirring constantly.
  5. Cook and stir until mixture reaches 160 degrees and is thickened. Remove from heat and cool slightly.
  6. In a small mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Add juice mixture; mix well. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  7. In a large bowl, combine the fruit. Sprinkle with sugar; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  8. JUST BEFORE SERVING
  9. Before serving, combine dressing and fruit and toss lightly. Can garnish bowl by lining it with lettuce.

Printable Recipe Card

About Summertime or Anytime Fruit Salad

Course/Dish: Fruit Salads
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American



Show 53 Comments & Reviews

13 Non-Lettuce Healthy Summer Salads

13 Non-Lettuce Healthy Summer Salads


Ever get sick of eating lettuce-based salads? We definitely do. That’s when we turn to these easy, healthy, and refreshing summer lettuce-less salads to change things up! Bursting with summer vegetables and fruits, you’re going to love these flavorful dishes.

10 Recipes for Ripe Pears

10 Recipes for Ripe Pears


Come fall, when you think of fruit typically it’s apple. This year try cooking and baking with pears, too. Sweet and juicy, pears are high in fiber and low in calories they’re a great source of vitamin C. Their taste and uses vary by variety. While there are over 3,000 types, two of the most […]

Five Ways to Enjoy a Sandwich

Five Ways to Enjoy a Sandwich


Sandwiches aren’t just filled with deli meat or peanut butter and jelly. They can be made from all sorts of ingredients sandwiched between two slices of bread. Edward Montagu may not agree with me … but a sandwich can be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert! Here are a few favorites. Start the day […]