About this recipe: This dessert is fruity and dreamy. Apples, pears, bananas, mandarins, pecans and fruit cocktail are tossed in a creamy sauce. Serve for breakfast, brunch, dessert or general snacking.
I made this recipe for a Christmas brunch, and it was delicious! I would make it again for sure, but I would probably put in fresh mandarin oranges, because they fell apart, and I would put in less juice from the fruit cocktail in the cream cheese mixture. The recipe wasn't specific, so I may have put in too much, thinking "this seems a little thick and more seems to be making it creamier." The salad was a little on the watery side (that could have resulted from the canned mandarin oranges too). - 07 Jan 2002 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This recipe sounded great when I first read it. However, I think I made the same mistake as another reviewer and used too much syrup, because it was very thin and did not improve after chilling. It tasted odd and milky and we ended rinsing off the fruit and just adding cool whip so it wouldn't go to waste. - 17 Nov 2003 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This was easy to make as well as delicious. Right up my alley! I brought it to my Mom's Christmas dinner and everyone really enjoyed it. - 30 Dec 2001 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)