Sunday, January 6, 2008

Fruit Salad

This was my grandmother's recipe and I think of her every time that I make it. It makes A LOT so be prepared with a large bowl and plan to share it or eat it over the course of a week. (I don't add the coconut or marshmallows since I don't think it really needs them.)

Ingredients: (sizes refer to can sizes)
 1 lg fruit cocktail
 1 lg peaches, sliced
 1 lg pears, halves
 2 med pineapple tidbits
 3-4 apples—cut into bite sizes, peeled
 6 bananas
 2 sm mandarine oranges —drained
 1 C coconut (optional)
 1 lg maraschino cherries, quartered
 1 bag miniature marshmallows (optional)

1. Cut into bite sizes. Combine all in large bowl.
2. Add juices unless told to drain.
3. Add marshmallow, if desired, about 12 hours before serving.

P.S. I served this to my brother and sister-in-law when they were not eating desserts and they said that it was sweet enough to be a dessert. And, now, thinking back, I think my grandmother always put this on the dessert table.