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Fruit Salad Recipe

Updated on February 28, 2018

Fruit Salad for A Summer Treat

Fruit Salad
Fruit Salad

Enjoy Delicious Fruit Salad In The Summertime

I enjoyed this Fruit Salad Recipe back in the 1970s when I was teaching at Pendleton Elementary School. I found out that it was the standard favorite dish for the teachers during the Teacher Appreciation Celebration. Since that time I have made this wonderful Fruit Salad every summer and shared it with many friends. I recently made this when my cousin came for a visit and my 9 year old grandson helped me prepare it. He had his own ideas of how it should be layered and how the topping was to be applied. Actually, his method was probably better and it sure did taste great!

This is a simple recipe that my whole family enjoys. I hope you will like it, too!

My Grandson's Fruit Salad

Serve Fruit Salad Anytime of the Day

This fruit salad can be served anytime as an afternoon treat, dessert, or nighttime snack. It is also great to take to a covered dish event and is always a big hit.

Of course, the summer is the ideal time for this salad so that your fruit is fresh. I have used frozen peaches and frozen blueberries when I could not find the fresh ones.

No matter when I eat it, I always enjoy it. Yummy! It makes my mouth water to even think about it.

Fruit Salad Recipe

Prep time: 1 hour
Ready in: 1 hour
Yields: 6


  • 2 Cups Sliced Peaches
  • 2 Cups Sliced Strawberries
  • 2 Cups Blueberries
  • 2 Cups Sliced White Seedless Grapes
  • Topping: 8 oz soft Cream Cheese
  • Topping: 8 oz Sour Cream
  • Topping: 1/2 cup Sugar
  • Topping: 1/2 tsp. vanilla


  1. Wash fruit, drain and slice fruit. Layer in compote.Mix all the Topping Ingredients using a mixer and spread over the top of your layered fruit.Add crushed pecans if desired or you can garnish the top with a strawberry.
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This Fruit Salad is delicious

You can layer the fruit or mix it. Either way is fine. It is pretty to layer and to make sure they are along the sides of the bowl or glass. I usually try to layer starting with the sliced peaches, then strawberries, blueberries and save the white grapes for last. I slice the grapes down the middle long ways.The topping will need to be mixed with a mixer until smooth. My grandson put this topping on. We topped with chopped pecans and a few blueberries.It is best to make the Fruit Salad ahead of time, cover and place in the refrigerator. The topping will gradually seep into all the fruit which not only looks pretty but distributes the taste.

One year I purchased several plastic fun looking parfait glasses and filled them with this Fruit Salad. I then took them around to friends as a surprise. It was fun. I have also given the individual Fruit Salads to friends who were in the hospital or recuperating from surgery. Now, that was a big hit.

So, this is a fun one for your family or to share with friends! Enjoy!

You can put the Fruit Salad in a Trifle Bowl or a Parfait Glass - Make your presentation of this Fruit Salad special

Fruit Salad is delicious and also good for you. You can reduce the calories in this recipe but easily substituting low fat products in the topping. They are readily available.

I have often heard that "it is all in the presentation" - well, that may be true with Fruit Salad. Make it fun!

Fruit Salad by The Wiggles - You just gotta love them!

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I served this Fruit Salad in ramekins alongside Spaghetti Salad - Good Combination: Fruit Salad and Spaghetti Salad

How To Make Spaghetti Salad

Spaghetti Salad Recipe

Cook Spaghetti noodles and drain.

Add diced tomatoes, diced cheese, diced bell pepper and onion

After that you can add whatever else you want such asCucumbers, olives, squash, cauliflower, etc.Toasted Pecans or Almonds would be a great addition, also.

Mix with mayonnaise. You add as much as you like. I never have measured the mayonnaise but just mix in like you would any pasta salad.

A wonderful Summertime Treat! We enjoy it at lunchtime. It is always so good!

Hot Potato Cold Spaghetti by The Wiggles - This is one of my favorites!

Have you ever made this Fruit Salad? - If not, do you plan to?

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 8 weeks ago from Pendleton, SC

      Isn't it time for another visit? We would sure love to see you!

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      Connie Rasbury 8 weeks ago

      I am a cousin who enjoyed this delicious fruit salad and the spaghetti salad. It was delicious and I so appreciated my cousin and Tate preparing such a wonderful lunch .... a very special memory.

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      Susanna Duffy 3 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      I'm a Wiggles fan too!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 3 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      ibidii, thank you for sharing your mom's recipe for Ambrosia. I will have to try it. We make ambrosia but we usually use fresh oranges and apples.

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      Ibidii 3 years ago

      There is a recipe that my Mom's family made. The basic formula is whipped cream, coconut, chopped nuts, fruit cocktail, pineapple, mandarin oranges, marshmallows, cherries, nutmeg and cinnamon. You can add any kind of fruit. We even started to use kiwi which is very nice. You can add mango and star fruit. Any kind of fruit. The difference is that you use the coconut and of course the marshmallows. You can leave out the marshmallows for a lower sugar version. I like real whipped cream, some use cool whip or the non dairy kind. In my grandmother's cookbook she had a clipped news article that this salad called Ambrosia was suggested by Helen Keller who visited San Francisco at the time the new paper article. Any way you call it or serve it, always is a wonderful delicious recipe. Wonderful lens OhMe!

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      Gloria Freeman 4 years ago from Alabama USA

      Hi I eat a lot of fruit salad, yummy. Thanks for sharing.

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      Laura Hofman 4 years ago from Naperville, IL

      I enjoy making fruit salad in the summer. I look forward to making your recipe! The topping sounds delicious and brings it all together as a crowning touch.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      This fruit salad looks so very good! I will have to try it for my family.

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      Dianne Loomos 4 years ago

      I was just looking for a fruit salad recipe. Yours sounds wonderful! I love the sound of your topping. I'm going to try it! Thank you.

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      ChristyZ 5 years ago

      This recipe looks amazing, I need to try it out. My kids aren't too crazy about the fruit salad I always make, it's pretty boring. Very nice lens, I love the photos you posted!

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      MaggiePowell 5 years ago

      This looks delicious! My kids love fruit salad, I'll definitely give this version a try.

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      Leah J. Hileman 5 years ago from East Berlin, PA, USA

      This is such a simple recipe but so good. I've had it before, except with apples instead of peaches. Pears would be lovely in it, too, or raspberries. I think I'll try it with several different combinations. I love fruit and I love sweet creamy things, so this is perfect for me!

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      OurFoodRecipes LM 5 years ago

      Thanks a lot for this great Fruit Salad recipes, pictures...Will try this recipe on my future occasions shortly..!

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      malena10 5 years ago

      I love it! I eat that many times, so njami ;)

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      dawnsantiquesan 5 years ago

      I have made fruit salad but not with the cream cheese and sour cream topping. I can't wait to try it. Sounds delicious

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      WindyWintersHubs 5 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      This fruit salad looks really tasty with the cream cheese and sour cream. I do enjoy the occasional fruit salad and have recently tried fruits with vegetables in salads. Blessed!

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      aishu19 5 years ago

      I love fruit salads! And this fruit salad recipe looks so yummy I wish I could have it NOW!

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      pawpaw911 5 years ago

      Fruit Salad is one of my favorite things to eat.

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      Frankie Kangas 5 years ago from California

      OMG it looks and sound divine and I have all of the ingredients in my house right now! Gonna be making this baby in the next couple of days. Thank you for sharing! Bear hugs, Frankie

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      gottaloveit2 5 years ago

      Looks like a perfect complement to a summer picnic. I love fruit salad and will definitely try this one.

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      KimGiancaterino 5 years ago

      Looks delicious! Our berries are doing very well this year. We just have to remember to harvest before the critters get to them.

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      Cheryl Paton 5 years ago from West Virginia

      I haven't made this particular one, but I do love fruit salad. Serving it in parfait glasses is a great idea!

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      Paperquest5 5 years ago

      I have not made it, but do plan to, it looks delicious. And then serve it in a ramekin that had been chilled in the freezer. Great job!

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      Dianne Loomos 5 years ago

      Your yummy looking fruit salad would be great to take to potlucks or barbeques this summer.

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      Lisa Morris 5 years ago

      Yummy fruit salad recipes.

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      Blackspaniel1 5 years ago

      Salads are always great.

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      Umm, reads like a good recipe. We'll really enjoy it this summer. Thank you!

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      JoshK47 6 years ago

      Sounds quite tasty to me! Blessed by a SquidAngel!

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      Elsie Hagley 6 years ago from New Zealand

      Love fruit salad, will be trying this one. it looks delicious. Thanks for sharing. Blessed

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I LOVE fruit salad, and this one sounds especially delicious!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Looks too good.

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      phoenix arizona f 6 years ago

      This is one of my favorite deserts of ALL TIME.

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      Tony Payne 6 years ago from Southampton, UK

      Fruit salad is very easy to make, a lens about it could be expected to be fairly ordinary. But add some fun photographs, fancy text, a few videos (love The Wiggles by the way), and you have an extraordinary lens. I really enjoyed this, nicely done. I love fruit salad too, and I enjoyed leaving a blessing behind.

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      rewards4life info 6 years ago

      This fruit salad recipe looks so good and the perfect refreshing treat for this time of year. I will definitely be whipping up a batch, you have some really tasty combinations.

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      Debbie 6 years ago from England

      Sounds delicious! I wish someone had brought this to me when I was in hospital!! :)

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      ElizabethJeanAl 6 years ago

      I love a good fruit salad

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      nightbear lm 6 years ago

      I have made that fruit salad and it is absolutely wonderful. I loved your presentation and thank you for the spaghetti salad recipe. I'll be having that soon. Great lens. blessed.

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      dschandar 6 years ago

      Healthy recipe

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      pinkrenegade lm 6 years ago

      The best fruit salad ever is the fruit salad made by my mom. :)

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      Laurel Johnson 6 years ago from Washington KS

      Our family loves fruit salad but have never tried this particular mixture.YUMMY!! Want to try the spaghetti salad too. Hubby would love that.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 6 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      @mariaamoroso: yummy. That makes my mouth water. I will have to try it. It sure would be less calories that this, wouldn't it?

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      irenemaria 6 years ago from Sweden

      A close friend from Pakistan, came to our home and made fruit salad for us.He cut all kinds of fruit. Oranges, Bananas, Melon, Apples, Pears, Qumrai and Strawberries.Then over the bowl he squished the juice from two limes. The spices he adds were pepper and salt!!! I cannot tell you how good this was. The lime made the sauce thick and the spices made it taste like we had ordinary food. We and he ate this for days!

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      oliviavanlogum lm 7 years ago

      I've always been naughty when it comes to fruit - I simply don't eat enough. I've seen other recipes for fruit salad, but this seems to be far more interesting and has a combination of all the fruits that I actually do enjoy to eat. I can't wait to give the recipe a go!

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      celeBritys4africA 7 years ago

      I like the fruit salad, great recipe!

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      thesuccess2 7 years ago

      This fruit salad just needs some Angel Dust and it's perfect

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      TraceyE LM 7 years ago

      I love fruit salad, and I love the vintage images you've used on this lens. Well done.

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      Anthony Godinho 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      This looks like a yummy fruit salad...I love fruits, will have to try this one! **Blessed by a Squid-Angel and featured on Squid Angel Blessings by AJ**

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      jolou 7 years ago

      I love fruit salad. The spaghetti recipe sounds good too, and it's easy to make.

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      June Campbell 7 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      Oh my, that salad sounds delicious. I wish I had found it earlier this summer when those fruits were readily available It's getting a little late in the season now.

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      jbarnhart41 7 years ago

      I love fruit salad. Not to happy to see the Wiggles on this page (they scare me) but I'll forgive you because this lens is great. Gotta try that topping...yummy

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      eclecticeducati1 7 years ago

      Sounds yummy! Blessed!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Mmmm...num, num, num! X

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      @dellgirl: Wow, thanks. I sure appreciate it!

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      dellgirl 7 years ago

      PS:I just shared this on my facebook page.

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      dellgirl 7 years ago

      Oooo, I love fruit salad and, this sounds soooooo delicious. Sounds so easy I think I'll try it.

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      squid-janices7 7 years ago

      Love making fruit salads in the summer....the topping for this one sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing!

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      Eugenia S. Hunt 7 years ago

      OhMe, this sounds sinsational...gonna try it for sure...thanks for sharing!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      world best fruitjuice monavie

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      clouda9 lm 7 years ago

      I just had too feature this recipe on my grandma recipe blog ( :)

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      clouda9 lm 7 years ago

      Check, check, check all these fruits are on my grocery list! This fruit salad is so uniques and sounds ab fab delish OhMe, thanks for sharing.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Yummy! ~ These recipes look soooo good. I lensrolled to my Salad Recipes and Dressing with Honey lens. ~ I'm so glad you stopped by Nancy, it is always such a pleasure to hear from you. Loves...Susie

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      MissPuppy 7 years ago

      Yummy. I love fruit salad.

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      jolou 7 years ago

      I love fruit salad. The spaghetti salad sounds great too, I'll have to try it.

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      Frankie Kangas 7 years ago from California

      I love fruit salad and this one sounds tasty. I'm going to try it this weekend for sure! Thanks for sharing. Bear hugs, Frankie

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      Patricia 7 years ago

      This looks delicious! Blessing this lens and lensrolling to my Lemon Rotini recipe

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      MartinPrestovic 8 years ago

      Your spaghetti salad reminds me so much of that one time I ran out of salad ideas and came up with such an odd mix of spaghetti, raisins, peaches, apples and oranges, condensed milk and cream. Only your version are made of veggies.

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      calendarsblog 8 years ago

      Some of these 'fruit salads' look very much like deserts to me... yummie :)

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 8 years ago from United States

      You are so adorable! I love your chef picture! Just had to stop back by on my first day as a Squid Angel and Bless this wonderful lens!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 8 years ago from United States

      One of my favorite meals (yes, I said meals) is fruit salad. This sounds wonderful! Of course, when you start with strawberries and peaches, how could it not be delicious!!! This one reminds me of the 4th of July

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      Sandy Mertens 8 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Great to see this again. Thanks for adding it to Recipes, Reviews and Food Collection.

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      Mary Beth Granger 8 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      Stopped by a second time to write down this scrumptious recipe!

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      Andy-Po 8 years ago

      Sounds delicious

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      ElizabethJeanAl 8 years ago

      I love of good fruit salad.Thanks for sharing.Lizzy

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      ElizabethJeanAl 8 years ago

      I love of good fruit salad.Thanks for sharing.Lizzy

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      Heather Burns 8 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      I have to try this! On my way to the store to buy some fruit! 5*

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      AlisonMeacham 8 years ago

      Wonderful lens and recipes as always. I like the look of the spaghetti salad.

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      Jeanette 8 years ago from Australia

      Oh yummo! This looks fabulous! Please pardon the drools on your lens... 5*

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      Susan Deppner 8 years ago from Arkansas USA

      I just might make this instead of a cake for my birthday this year. It sounds better than cake!

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      oliviabrooks123 8 years ago

      This looks so good!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Yummy! Looks very refreshing for summer time. thanks for sharing!

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      Marelisa 8 years ago

      That fruit salad looks fabulous, and so refreshing for a hot summer day! Great lens.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 8 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      [in reply to WhiteOak50] Sure. I probably saw it somewhere myself but can't remember where. lol I should have used a back background and just a colored border for easier printing but needed the color, I thought. Glad you liked.

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      WhiteOak50 8 years ago

      This is fantastic! I love the ingredients in this recipe, what I really love is the fact you can right click and save the recipe. What a brilliant idea! Is it okay if I copy your idea for some of my own recipes? This is just an amazing idea!

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      bdkz 8 years ago

      This looks so good!

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      Sandy Mertens 8 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Beautiful salad page. Nothing better than a fruit salad. Nice work.

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      Treasures By Brenda 8 years ago from Canada

      Colorful salad on a colorful page.Looks great & is blessed.

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      Mary Beth Granger 8 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      Sounds great...I'll have to try this one. 5*

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      Robin S 8 years ago from USA

      I love fresh fruit salad. This looks like a great mix!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      That looks delicious......I want some now!!!

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      Deb Kingsbury 8 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

      I tend to like fruit just "as is," but this does look tasty with the topping. And the lens itself looks great. Nicely presented recipe. And I like how you've suggested people click and save it as an image. Great idea!

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      Joan4 8 years ago

      That really sounds good and I love the pictures!