Oh-So-Easy Fruit Salad With a Crunch

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by Debber

The perfect accompaniment to a laid-back crock-pot or barbecue grill meal--loaded with fruit, sweet crunchy nuts, a hint of maple, and the freshness of lemon! *Created for RSC #10*

Top Review by Susie D

This was one of my DH favorite contest recipes so 5 stars. The salad was very sweet, but very tasty too. We had it as a dessert after a meal of RSC pork chops and it hit the spot. The maple flavor really came through. I thought this would be a good fit for a brunch fruit salad and really shine. I used canned pineapple tidbits (well drained) instead of fresh, but otherwise made no changes. I made this while doing meal prep and chilled until time for dessert. I had included the banana and they turned to mush before serving. In the future I would slice and stir those in right before serving. The pecans were a welcome crunch in the salad. Well done! Thank you for your RSc #10 entry!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large serving bowl, add fruit in order given.
  2. Sprinkle lemon zest over fruit; stir all.
  3. Drizzle syrup over everything, stir again.
  4. Serve!
  5. How easy was THAT?.
  6. VARIATIONS: Figure one fruit per serving (5 fruits = five servings), so try some others--mango or peach chunks, pitted sweet cherries, hulled strawberries, grapes, ripe raspberries or blueberries---do NOT add too many different fruits or the flavors sort of turn to an indefinable "mush"---double up instead.
  7. SUBSTITUTIONS: Honey=syrup; orange zest=lemon.
  8. IDEA: try it warmed up in the microwave OR serve warm over puff pancakes or waffles.

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