Fruit Salad with Apricot Dressing

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Submitted by: Dixie Aumann, Shelby Electric Cooperative

Fruit Salad with Apricot Dressing

This recipe is a favorite of my family because it is not real filling, but satisfies your sweet tooth after a big meal. I like to serve this with crackers and/or cookies.
Course Dessert
Servings 26


  • 1 c. granulated sugar
  • 1 T. cornstarch
  • 2 (5.5 oz.) cans Apricot Nectar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 6 lg. red apples sliced
  • 8 med. firm bananas sliced
  • 1 med. fresh pineaple peeled, cored and cut into chunks
  • 1 qt. fresh strawberries cut in half
  • 1 c. green grapes cut in half
  • 1 c. red grapes cut in half
  • 2 kiwi peeled and sliced


  • In a microwave safe bowl, stir sugar, cornstarch and apricot nectar until smooth.
  • Microwave uncovered on high for 6-8 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring every 2 minutes. Stir in vanilla. Refrigerate.
  • In a large bowl, combine fruit, drizzle with dressing and gently toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate.