Fruit salad–sounds more nutritious than Hashbrown Casserole and Chicken Cheese Dip, right? With all the rich, heavy foods that we consume at Christmas, I like to have a few offerings that I consider more nutritious. Notice that I didn’t say “most” nutritious, LOL. The Orange Marshmallow Glaze still provides a holiday flair.
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We enjoy this Fruit Salad with our Christmas brunch every year. My mom always made this when I was growing up, so it is tradition for me. These fruits are available year-round, and they taste great with breakfast foods. (I like to use red apples and green grapes for the Christmas colors!) To make it more fun for the kids, add a handful of miniature marshmallows. (Holiday flair, remember?) This is a Hancock family favorite. We love it, and I hope you will too.
TIP: To help prevent premature browning, toss cut apples and bananas separately with a sprinkling of lemon juice before adding to the salad bowl. (If you don’t have lemon juice, use Sprite.)
- 2 apples, diced (unpeeled)
- 2 navel oranges, diced (peeled)
- 1/2 pound of grapes (red and/or green)
- 1-2 bananas (Slices should be pretty chunky so they don't get mushy. 1/2- to 1-inch slices)
- 1 cup pecans, diced
- 1/4 can orange juice concentrate or orange juice
- 1/2 jar marshmallow fluff (or 1 cup marshmallows)
- Combine chopped fruits and nuts. Save bananas--peel and slice those to add in at the very last.
- Combine in a small saucepan and heat on low until marshmallow melts.
- Let cool to room temperature.
- Pour over diced fruit and nut mixture, toss, and serve.
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