Favorite Fruit Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This creamy, fluffy #salad is the BEST! It's terrific for #MothersDay or #FathersDay or other summer #holiday potlucks or parties. #glutenfree #cherries #blackberries #kiwi

Favorite Fruit Salad

May 24, 2018Teresa

Gluten Free Living – 2018

Favorite Fruit Salad is creamy, fluffy and oh, so delicious. This lovely salad has a cream cheese base mixed with non-dairy whipped topping and a little sugar. Then you add a banana, orange, apple, kiwi, blackberries, grapes, maraschino cherries and pecans. It’s outrageously good–especially for summer holiday fun and backyard barbecues. It’s a wonderful potluck salad for any party.

Last month we had dinner with some folks in our neighborhood. She cooked a feast for us and Favorite Fruit Salad was on the menu. It’s one of those creamy salads that’s sweet enough to be served as a dessert. We loved it. Our hostess served so many tantalizing foods that day. I had never had Boudin Balls before. Apparently they are very popular in Louisiana where she’s from originally. They were awesome. Anyway, we couldn’t get enough of this divine salad.

My husband especially has always loved fluffy fruit salads and I have a ton of them on this blog. Those include Pistachio Fruit Fluff Salad, Cherry Fruit Salad, Ambrosia Salad and Peach Fluff for starters. Yes, we love fluffy, fruity salads and I probably have about 20 recipes already posted! But there’s always room for one more, right?

I recently had the opportunity to make this salad to serve to some friends who had a baby. I took them a meal and made this along with Amish Chicken and Noodles, Fried Green Beans, Baked Pineapple and a loaf of homemade bread. Everything turned out wonderfully and they appreciated not having to cook a meal when they were so busy trying to get adjusted to a new baby.

If you’re looking for a terrific salad to serve for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day or any summer picnic or potluck, give Favorite Fruit Salad a Try. This dessert, uh salad is so mouthwatering you won’t want to stop eating. No kidding.

Favorite Fruit Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This creamy, fluffy #salad is the BEST! It's terrific for #MothersDay or #FathersDay or other summer #holiday potlucks or parties. #glutenfree #cherries #blackberries #kiwi

Favorite Fruit Salad is awesome.

Favorite Fruit Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This creamy, fluffy #salad is the BEST! It's terrific for #MothersDay or #FathersDay or other summer #holiday potlucks or parties. #glutenfree #cherries #blackberries #kiwi

This delightful salad is perfect for summer barbecues.

Favorite Fruit Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This creamy, fluffy #salad is the BEST! It's terrific for #MothersDay or #FathersDay or other summer #holiday potlucks or parties. #glutenfree #cherries #blackberries #kiwi

Favorite Fruit Salad is filled with 7 different kinds of fruit. 🙂

Favorite Fruit Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This creamy, fluffy #salad is the BEST! It's terrific for #MothersDay or #FathersDay or other summer #holiday potlucks or parties. #glutenfree #cherries #blackberries #kiwi

This salad is sweet enough to serve as a dessert!

Here’s what I did.

Favorite Fruit Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This creamy, fluffy #salad is the BEST! It's terrific for #MothersDay or #FathersDay or other summer #holiday potlucks or parties. #glutenfree #cherries #blackberries #kiwi

I used these ingredients.

Favorite Fruit Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This creamy, fluffy #salad is the BEST! It's terrific for #MothersDay or #FathersDay or other summer #holiday potlucks or parties. #glutenfree #cherries #blackberries #kiwi

Soften cream cheese. Add to a mixing bowl with sugar and non-dairy whipped topping.

Favorite Fruit Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This creamy, fluffy #salad is the BEST! It's terrific for #MothersDay or #FathersDay or other summer #holiday potlucks or parties. #glutenfree #cherries #blackberries #kiwi

Cream with an electric mixer until smooth.

Favorite Fruit Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This creamy, fluffy #salad is the BEST! It's terrific for #MothersDay or #FathersDay or other summer #holiday potlucks or parties. #glutenfree #cherries #blackberries #kiwi

Slice bananas and swish in a little lemon juice. Pat dry on paper towels.

Favorite Fruit Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This creamy, fluffy #salad is the BEST! It's terrific for #MothersDay or #FathersDay or other summer #holiday potlucks or parties. #glutenfree #cherries #blackberries #kiwi

Add grapes, kiwi, apple, orange, bananas, maraschino cherries, blackberries and pecans.

Favorite Fruit Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This creamy, fluffy #salad is the BEST! It's terrific for #MothersDay or #FathersDay or other summer #holiday potlucks or parties. #glutenfree #cherries #blackberries #kiwi

Stir gently to combine. Refrigerate a couple of hours before serving.

Favorite Fruit Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This creamy, fluffy #salad is the BEST! It's terrific for #MothersDay or #FathersDay or other summer #holiday potlucks or parties. #glutenfree #cherries #blackberries #kiwi

Garnish with additional maraschino cherries, if desired.

Favorite Fruit Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This creamy, fluffy #salad is the BEST! It's terrific for #MothersDay or #FathersDay or other summer #holiday potlucks or parties. #glutenfree #cherries #blackberries #kiwi

Favorite Fruit Salad is gluten free for those with gluten intolerance.

Favorite Fruit Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This creamy, fluffy #salad is the BEST! It's terrific for #MothersDay or #FathersDay or other summer #holiday potlucks or parties. #glutenfree #cherries #blackberries #kiwi

This salad is chunky, creamy, fruity, fluffy – everything you want in a salad. 🙂

Here’s the recipe.

FAVORITE FRUIT SALAD

(Recipe adapted from Linda Stiles, Ovilla, TX)

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Favorite Fruit Salad is filled with apples, bananas, oranges, grapes, blackberries, kiwi and maraschino cherries. It has a cream cheese base making this salad creamy, fluffy and heavenly! It's perfect for holidays like Mother's Day, Father's Day or summer holiday fun. Gluten free.
Favorite Fruit Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This creamy, fluffy #salad is the BEST! It's terrific for #MothersDay or #FathersDay or other summer #holiday potlucks or parties. #glutenfree #cherries #blackberries #kiwi
Prep Time 15 minutes
Passive Time 2 hours
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 15 minutes
Passive Time 2 hours
Servings
Ingredients
Favorite Fruit Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This creamy, fluffy #salad is the BEST! It's terrific for #MothersDay or #FathersDay or other summer #holiday potlucks or parties. #glutenfree #cherries #blackberries #kiwi
Instructions
  1. Slice bananas and swish in lemon juice.
  2. Pat dry on paper towels.
  3. Make dressing by whipping together: softened cream cheese, sugar and non-dairy whipped topping.
  4. Fold fruit into dressing.
  5. Refrigerate a couple of hours before serving.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: Linda’s original recipe did not call for adding lemon juice to the bananas, but I did that to make the salad last longer without the bananas going brown.

© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen
Favorite Fruit Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This creamy, fluffy #salad is the BEST! It's terrific for #MothersDay or #FathersDay or other summer #holiday potlucks or parties. #glutenfree #cherries #blackberries #kiwi

Favorite Fruit Salad will have you licking your lips.

Favorite Fruit Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This creamy, fluffy #salad is the BEST! It's terrific for #MothersDay or #FathersDay or other summer #holiday potlucks or parties. #glutenfree #cherries #blackberries #kiwi

Seriously, this salad is so good you’ll be salivating after the first bite.

Favorite Fruit Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This creamy, fluffy #salad is the BEST! It's terrific for #MothersDay or #FathersDay or other summer #holiday potlucks or parties. #glutenfree #cherries #blackberries #kiwi

Do you enjoy maraschino cherries? They’re delightful in this recipe.

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Print Recipe
Favorite Fruit Salad BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list Yum
Favorite Fruit Salad is filled with apples, bananas, oranges, grapes, blackberries, kiwi and maraschino cherries. It has a cream cheese base making this salad creamy, fluffy and heavenly! It's perfect for holidays like Mother's Day, Father's Day or summer holiday fun. Gluten free.
Favorite Fruit Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This creamy, fluffy #salad is the BEST! It's terrific for #MothersDay or #FathersDay or other summer #holiday potlucks or parties. #glutenfree #cherries #blackberries #kiwi
Prep Time 15 minutes
Passive Time 2 hours
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 15 minutes
Passive Time 2 hours
Servings
Ingredients
Favorite Fruit Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This creamy, fluffy #salad is the BEST! It's terrific for #MothersDay or #FathersDay or other summer #holiday potlucks or parties. #glutenfree #cherries #blackberries #kiwi
Instructions
  1. Slice bananas and swish in lemon juice.
  2. Pat dry on paper towels.
  3. Make dressing by whipping together: softened cream cheese, sugar and non-dairy whipped topping.
  4. Fold fruit into dressing.
  5. Refrigerate a couple of hours before serving.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: Linda’s original recipe did not call for adding lemon juice to the bananas, but I did that to make the salad last longer without the bananas going brown.

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