Grandma’s Fruit Salad – By Special Request

Wasn’t even planning on posting this….but Facebook fans were insistent! ;-)   So here it is!  My Grandma’s Fruit Salad recipe that I’ve had at every Thanksgiving that I can remember. Somehow I became the designated fruit salad-maker in the family about 10 years ago…which suits me just fine. I love it. :-) Enjoy!

Grandmas fruit salad recipe

Grandmas fruit salad

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  1. Landon says

    Thank you for this, Jillee. My Nanny passed away a couple of years ago & she made this every year. She called it ambrosia. I plan to make your recipe this Christmas in honor of her.

  2. Alice says

    What do you do with the pineapple from the can whose juice goes into the dressing? Does it go into the salad along with an additional two cans of pineapple?

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  7. Lora says

    Just ran to the store & bought all the stuff to make this. Have it done now. I did the 20oz cans of pineapple, 4 Gala apples & 5 bananas. My fruit cocktail was the 15.25 oz cans. For me, this amount FILLED one of the large 3L GLADWARE bowls.

    From looks (haven’t tried it yet), it’s a very LIGHT colored salad….think about it, peaches, pineapple, apple, banana; there aren’t very many cherries in the fruit cocktail so they don’t really add color.

    I would think if you want more color you might want to go with a can of peaces & some cherries instead of the fruit cocktail (only if you’re willing to deviate from recipes). Ooh, or what about some berries, blue, black, rasp???? Limetless potential with this base.


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