Winter Fruit Salad

  • 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple chucks in natural juices
  • 1 package (3-1/8 ounces) cook and serve vanilla pudding
  • 1 quart mixed fresh fruit chucks (apple, bananas, oranges, pears, etc.)
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 1/3 cup flaked coconut
  • Whipped topping, optional

Drain the pineapple, reserving the juice. Set the pineapple aside.

In a saucepan, combine the pineapple juice and pudding mix; Cook over medium heat until thickened. Cool.

Combine the pineapple, other fruit, nuts and coconut in a large salad bowl; add the dressing and stir to coat. Chill until ready to serve. Garnish with whipped topping if desired.

  • Yields: 6-8 servings
  • Preparation Time: 30 minutes, plus chilling time
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