This recipe reminds me of the old "dinner on the ground" picnics from church during my childhood! It is a fruit version of the ever popular 7-Layer Salad. It should be made at least 8 hours ahead of time. It features oranges, apples and grapes atop a bed of shredded lettuce. Prep time and cooking time does not include the 8 hour chilling time! From Jack Reynolds in the Master Gardner Cookbook
- Place the shredded lettuce in a deep 2-quart glass serving bowl.
- Peel and section the oranges over a bowl, reserving the juice. Combine apple slices and orange juice; toss to coat. Layer apple slices over the lettuce; top with the orange sections and grapes.
- Combine mayonnaise and sour cream in a small bowl; stir well. Spread mayonnaise mixture over salad, sealing to the edge of the bowl. Sprinkle with cheese. Cover and chill at least 8 hours.
Your description is spot on as this is perfect for picnic and pot lucks. The cheddar cheese and sour cream make a tasty topping for this fruit salad. This salad is a wonderful change of pace. Made as written. Thanks for the post.
Made this salad as given here & it's wonderful ~ Definitely brings up memories from long ago for me! I did cut back on calories a bit by using low-fat sour cream & mayo, but the flavor combo from the fruits made up for anything I lost there! Thanks for sharing the recipe! [Made & reviewed in New Kids on the Block tag]