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fern jones - fruit salad

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Jean Romero
Lewiston, ID

As long as I can remember we have had this salad every year for Thanksgiving and Christmas, as small children we helped cut the fruit and seed the grapes, now it is easy as we have seeded grapes. And I don't make enough for 12 people and left overs for a few days like mom did. But I make enough. Yummy Salad.

★★★★★ 1
serves 10-12
prep time 30 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For fern jones - fruit salad

  • 1 can
    pineapple chunks, reserve the juice
  • 1 bottle
    maraschino cherry, reserve the juice
  • 2 md
    apples, cut in bite size pieces
  • 1 can
    fruit cocktail,drained
  • 2 can
    mandarin oranges sm size cans
  • 1/4 lb
    green grapes, cut in half
  • 1/4 lb
    red grapes,cut in half
  • 2 md
    banana,cut in bite size pieces
  • sauce ingredients
  • 3/4 c
  • 1/8 c
    corn starch
  • 3/4 c
  • 1/4 c
    lemon juice, fresh
  • 1/8 c
    maraschino cherry juice
  • 1/2 c
    pineapple juice
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 3/4 c
    whipped cream, unsweetened

How To Make fern jones - fruit salad

  • 1
    Cut up all the fruit that needs cutting up, drain all the fruit that needs to be drained.
  • 2
    Little hint: I really drain all the fruit of its juices to make sure its not juicy, I've then taken a few paper towels and soaked up as much leftover juice as I can.
  • 3
    Now make your sauce, stir the sugar and cornstarch mix well, then add the water and bring this to a boil on med. heat and boil for one minute, then add juices and bring this to a boil and boil for one minute, while doing this, stir well all the time so as not to burn. When the sauce is thick take off stove and let cool completely.
  • 4
    While the sauce is cooling whip the cream until stiff peaks form. Mix the sauce with mixer then take and fold in the whipped cream.
  • 5
    Pour the sauce over the cut up fruit, mix well and then place in the fridge to cool about one hour. ENJOY