Oh-So-Easy Fruit Salad With a Crunch

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

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*

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.


Most Helpful

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!

Susie D August 28, 2007

This fruit salad sure was quick! I enjoyed this as part of my breakfast. I enjoyed the taste of the "glaze", with the sweet maple/lemon flavour. However, with this sweetness and the large amount of raisins, I found it almost too sweet. There were too many raisins for my liking, and I would personally enjoy a lesser amount. The pecan halves did give great crunch to this salad. Good luck in RSC #10!

LUv 2 BaKE August 25, 2007

This was easy,fast and wonderful,YOU MAY BE THE ONE.I liked the variations that you listed.I chopped my pecans instead of halves,but that was for my taste.Best wishes for the contest.

Crazy Granny August 24, 2007

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