Category - salads

Recipe - festive fruit salad

Another family requested recipe.

1 (20 ounce) can pineapple chunks
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 (11 ounce) cans mandarin oranges, drained
1 (20 ounce) can pears, drained and chopped
3 kiwifruit, peeled and sliced
2 large unpeeled apples, chopped
1 cup pecan halves
1 can passion fruit, drained
1 cup grapes

Drain pineapple, reserving juice. Set pineapple aside. Pour juice into a small saucepan: with sugar and flour. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat, cool. Refrigerate.

In a large bowl, combine pineapple, oranges, pears, kiwi, apples, passion fruit, grapes and pecans. Pour dressing over and blend well. Cover and chill for 1 hour.

Yields 12-16 servings.

NOTE: Can add other fruits such as strawberries, bananas or honey dew melon.