Simple Fruit Salad

posted by Andrea | 07/25/2010

This fruit salad is simple and delicious; it’s probably one of my favorites to date.

One reason I love it so much is because you really can’t mess it up (I promise)! Use whatever seasonal fruits you have on hand and feel free to throw in a few frozen berries, canned fruit, or anything that’s a little past its prime.

And did I mention that it only takes about 15 minutes to make?


Mix and match your favorite fruits and figure about 1 cup of fruit per person.

Here are the fruits I used. Try not to start drooling!

  • 1 quart strawberries — sliced
  • 1 pint blueberries
  • 1 c. blackberries
  • 1 c. sweet cherries — pitted and halved
  • 2 c. seedless green grapes — halved
  • 3 bananas — sliced
  • 3 Granny Smith apples – chunked
  • 1 15 oz. can Mandarin Oranges — drained (juices reserved)
  • 1 21 oz. can peach pie filling


  • Combine all fruit in a large bowl.
  • Mix Mandarin Orange juice with pie filling
  • Gently stir pie filling mixture into fruit.
  • Let mixture chill for one hour before serving.

I said it was simple!

Bring this dish to your next picnic — or to the table for dinner tonight. I guarantee it won’t last long!

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  1. Samantha


    Andrea! I made this fruit salad and brought it for a dish to pass at my in-laws Christmas (just got married this month) and my family’s Christmas. Super easy and delicious. My MIL already asked for the recipe. Score!


    Andrea Reply:

    awesome! and congrats on your wedding! Such a fun month to get married!

    If your mother-in-law is already asking for your recipes in your first month of marriage, you know you’re on the right track! 🙂


  2. CozZaretta


    This is an easy delicious recipe. The peach filling was a little too sweet for my taste, so I used 1/2 apricot and 1/2 almond pastry filling in its place. Perfect!


  3. Heather


    Sounds yummy! And if you leave out the pie filling it’s 0 PointsPlus on Weight Watchers. (With the filling it’s 2PPV for 1/8 of the recipe.)


  4. yy


    The grocery store didn’t have peach pie filling. (!!!!!) Is there a substitute you like to use or is that a must?


  5. Susan


    Oh, that looks fantastic. I love fresh fruit every day throughout the summer time. This is beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing!


    Andrea Reply:

    Thanks…it was delicious.

    An no, it’s not a full meal, just a snack or side dish!


  6. stanley


    oh wow! Tt is one healthy snack! Or is it a full meal for some women?


  7. kelly


    This looks amazing. And how on earth do you pit cherries?


    Andrea Reply:

    With a cherry-pitter — of course!!

    It’s just one of my many kitchen gadgets I love to keep on hand!