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

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What’s better than a fresh fruit salad in the summer? A creamy fruit salad! The pineapple cream cheese dressing in this salad is simply wonderful. It’s tangy, sweet, fruity, and very creamy. This is sure to be a crowd-pleaser at any summer cookout. And a way to get little ones to eat their fruit.

Ingredients

  • PINEAPPLE CREAM CHEESE DRESSING

  • 1/3 csugar

  • 4 tspcorn starch

  • 1/4 tspsalt

  • 1 cpineapple juice

  • 1/4 corange juice

  • 2 Tbsplemon juice

  • 2eggs, lightly beaten

  • 2 pkgcream cheese, softened (3 oz. each)

  • FRUIT SALAD

  • 2 cfresh strawberries, sliced

  • 2 cpineapple tidbits

  • 1 1/2 cseedless green or red grapes, halved

  • 1 1/2 cpeaches or nectarines, diced

  • 1 cfresh blueberries or raspberries

  • 1/4 csugar

  • ·leaf lettuce, optional

How to Make Summertime or Anytime Fruit Salad

  1. Summertime or Anytime Fruit Salad

    The day before serving, in a small saucepan combine sugar, corn starch, and salt. Stir in the juices until smooth.

  2. Summertime or Anytime Fruit Salad

    Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.

  3. Summertime or Anytime Fruit Salad

    Remove from heat.

  4. Summertime or Anytime Fruit Salad

    Stir a small amount into the eggs. Return all to the pan, stirring constantly.

  5. Summertime or Anytime Fruit Salad

    Cook and stir until mixture reaches 160 degrees and is thickened. Remove from heat and cool slightly.

  6. Summertime or Anytime Fruit Salad

    In a small mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth.

  7. Summertime or Anytime Fruit Salad

    Add juice mixture; mix well.

  8. Summertime or Anytime Fruit Salad

    Cover and refrigerate overnight.

  9. Summertime or Anytime Fruit Salad

    In a large bowl, combine the fruit. Sprinkle with sugar; toss to coat.

  10. Summertime or Anytime Fruit Salad

    Cover and refrigerate overnight.

  11. Summertime or Anytime Fruit Salad

    Just before serving, combine dressing and fruit and toss lightly. Can garnish bowl by lining it with lettuce.

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