These homemade fruit salad recipes are really like dessert to me. Fluffy and sweet, a pleasant end to a wonderful meal (personally I could eat this as a meal!).
Simple ingredients create an indulgent tasting masterpiece. Just try it. You will love it.
THE BEST GRAPE SALAD FROM SCRATCH
2 lbs seedless green grapes
2 lbs seedless red grapes
8 oz (1 block) cream cheese, softened
8 oz (1 cup) sour cream
1/2 cup white sugar
1 tsp homemade pure vanilla extract
1 cup homemade brown sugar, packed
1 cup pecans (or your favorite), crushed**
Mix the cream cheese, sour cream, sugar and vanilla together in a bowl. Fold in the grapes and pour into a pretty bowl for serving.
Mix the topping ingredients together and sprinkle over the top of the salad. Refrigerate overnight.
**You could also use candied pecans with this recipe. Yum.
HOMEMADE PISTACHIO FRUIT FLUFF SALAD RECIPE
I could eat this entire bowl by myself. If you do not have fresh fruit, use fruit cocktail. Normally I would suggest making homemade whipped cream, but it doesn’t hold up as well as Cool Whip. Add the marshmallows if you want, I leave them out.
3 oz box instant pistachio pudding mix
20 oz can crushed pineapple with juice
12 oz tub frozen whipped topping, thawed
2 bananas, sliced
1 cup miniature marshmallows (optional) 1/2 cup freshly sliced peaches
1/2 cup sliced apple (your favorite)
1/2 cup green grapes
1/2 cup red grapes
small can mandarin oranges, drained
3 TBS chopped walnuts (optional)
Place the pudding mix in a large bowl and add the can of pineapple. Stir well. Fold in the remaining ingredients and chill at least 4 hours.