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.
1 (415g) tin fruit cocktail, juice reserved
2 (295g) tins mandarin oranges, drained
3 apples, cored and diced with peel
2 pears, cored and diced
115g chopped pecans
225g cream cheese
2 teaspoons lemon juice
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Method Prep:20min › Extra time:1hr chilling › Ready in:1hr20min
In a large bowl combine fruit cocktail, mandarin oranges, apples, pears and pecans.
In a small mixing bowl, mix cream cheese and lemon juice. Add enough fruit cocktail juice to achieve a smooth and creamy consistency.
Fold the cream cheese mixture into the fruit mixture and toss. Cover and chill for 1 hour before serving. Prior to serving slice bananas, add to fruit salad and toss again.