Total Time
8hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 8 hrs

Easy, tasty AND low fat healthy, this can be served at many occasions: brunch, showers, picnics and potlucks. Also a nice change to the standard "fruit cup" usually served before wedding reception and holiday dinners. Serve as a dessert or as a snack, which is kid-pleasing too. DO NOT serve to any child under the age of 1, due to the honey ingredient (or omit the honey, if so). A make-ahead no cook dish, cook time is for chill time. Serves 8-10, please double recipe for a larger crowd. This recipe is courtesy of Southern Living.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (11 ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained
  • 2 apples, cut up into bite sized pieces and unpeeled
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 23 cup pitted prune, cut into quarters
  • 12 cup apricot halves (fresh, dried or canned, quartered, drained, if canned)
  • 12 cup orange juice
  • 14 cup honey
  • 14 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice


  1. Clean, drain, chop fruits; combine in a bowl.
  2. Combine juices, honey and cinnamon and pour over fruit.
  3. Cover and chill for overnight or 8 hours.
  4. *Iuse canned apricots and omit the prunes.
Most Helpful

This was an easy and tasty fruit salad. I made it for a potluck and everyone liked it. I used apricots instead of prunes and mixed cranberries and raisens.

dmor6 October 20, 2009

I made a ton of this for a brunch because I wanted the leftovers for the next day. Fat chance. I took Jessie's suggestion to heart and loved the colorful addition made by using 1/2 raisins and 1/2 dried cranberries. The only other change I made was to sub quartered Medjool dates for the prunes. Too open for jokes at an 85th birthday party.

sugarpea April 29, 2008

I doubled this recipe for a potluck with a Caribbean theme. It was a big hit! Everyone raved about the salad and how well it went with the other items at the dinner (dishes like black beans & rice, salmon with fresh salsa, and jerk chicken). The crunch of the apple nicely offsets the softer fruits. Next time I make this I'll probably replace some of the raisins with dried cherries or dried cranberries. Thanks!

Jessie MacMillan December 29, 2007