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Fresh Fruit Salad Recipe Perfect for Spring

Fresh Fruit Salad Recipe

Delicious fruit salad!

My Mom was such a great hostess. She operated under the rule of having everything done in advance so that you can enjoy your guests. So, when I got married in 1984, it was no surprise that she asked some of her co-workers for their favorite “make ahead” recipes. She needed to feed all the out of town guests who would be attending the wedding. This fresh fruit salad recipe has been a favorite ever since.

Melange of Fruit Salad  was one of those recipes and has been in our family for 32 years.  We serve it for just about every special occasion. I like it because:

  • You can make it year round with whatever fruit is in season. I’ve made it with apples, oranges, pears, mandarins, kiwi, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries & grapes. Just whatever looked good in the store that day.
  • It keeps for up to 5 days. The wine in the dressing keeps apples and pears from turning brown.
  • You can double or triple it easily to have enough for a crowd.
  • It’s pretty AND delicious.
  • After the fruit is gone, you can drink the leftover dressing and get a bit of a buzz. Someone told me that!

Melange of Fruits Salad Recipe

Uses seasonal fruit with a dressing of white wine & honey.

Serves 8

4 cups fresh fruit of your choice
1/2 cup white wine
1/3 cup honey
1/2 tsp. powdered cinnamon
Dash of allspice
3 TBS. fresh mint, chopped
Dash of Amaretto


Put cut up fruit into serving bowl.

Mix rest of the ingredients together and pour over fruit.


Refrigerate overnight.


 Beautiful Fruit Salad Recipe

*If I don’t have fresh mint, I have substituted Crème de Menthe for the mint and Amaretto.

Cathy Lawdanski

Cathy is a 50-something wife, mother and grandmother who is embracing new challenges and adventures at Her motto is “BE BRAVE”. And that means putting herself out there, trying things that are fun, challenging and that may terrify her! She writes about new adventures and challenges on this side of 50. Things like caring for aging parents, relationships with adult children, health issues and retirement. Cathy also writes about new adventures – like traveling, learning to do new things, and whatever else life throws her way.

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Cathy Lawdanski

Sunday 5th of March 2017

I'm so glad you liked it! The pecans will be an excellent addition. I'm going to try that next time!


Sunday 5th of March 2017

Mmmmm. :) The perfect fruit salad as you can use any available fruit & the apples and pears stay appetizing. I love pears in fruit salad, but rarely use them because they look so unappetizing after 1 day. :( I used pears, oranges & strawberries & tossed in small handful of pecans. Such an inspiring recipe. Thx!

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