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Cooking with Grammie: Five Fruit Salad

Cooking with Grammie: Five Fruit Salad

I love this dish because you don’t actually have to cook (woohoo!). The toughest part of this recipe is using a can opener to open the cans of fruit, and even that can be avoided if you buy the cans with the handy pull-open lids.

Kids love this, adults love this, and it lasts for several days in the fridge…a big batch of this fruit salad is perfect for meal planners looking for easy side dishes (it will work for several meals). Even better, it actually tastes better the next day (or so I believe, from my experiences!).

five fruit salad

Before I get to it, a word of advice from Grammie: Don’t make any substitutions, and don’t leave anything out. And she’s right. When I made this tonight, I thought about making a healthier version, with all fresh (instead of canned) fruit, but then I realized that was just WHACK. This is perfect the way it is and the best part is the all the fruit juicy goodness, so trust Grammie (and me) on this one…go with the canned fruit.

five fruit salad

Five Fruit Salad

Created By Carrie
An easy-to-make crowd-pleaser. Adults love it, kids love it, you will love it. Perfect for large groups or several meals.


  • 1 28 oz. can of peaches
  • 1 28 oz. can of pears
  • 1 15 oz. can of pineapple chunks
  • 16 oz. of frozen strawberries thawed, with the juice
  • 4-6 bananas sliced


  • Drain the peaches, pears, and pineapple chunks. Cut into small pieces (even the pineapples). Mix together in a large bowl. Add the thawed, UNDRAINED strawberries. Some of those strawberries will be large, so cut into smaller pieces if necessary. Add the sliced bananas and stir. Let this set in the fridge for an afternoon or overnight so the flavors will mix. Serve in a bowl (even though you've drained the juices, it's still pretty juicy and can be hard to serve on a plate).
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Now that I’ve written this, I think I’ll take the short walk from my laptop to the fridge and help myself to another serving of this (I made some tonight, yummmm). 
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Love the idea of using the juice from the strawberries- never thought of that!

Easy and delicious, my kind of recipe!

This is a nice, easy recipe and I’ll be trying this. Fruit is awesome.

This looks really good! And healthy! Maybe I can trick The Girl into eating some fruit. ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for linking up!

This looks great! My son wont eat fruits others than apple, banana, pear. Maybe just maybe this will make him eat some more variety!

Will try this soon!


Yum! I’m a big fruit eater. The more the better for me ๐Ÿ™‚

This fruit salad looks yummy and so simple! ๐Ÿ™‚

Sounds yummy! Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again this weekend!

Hi Carrie. Thanks for sharing on the Pintastic Pinteresting Party. This looks like a great fruit salad. It sounds absolutely delicious, and so easy to make. Thanks for sharing.

This look so good! Thanks for sharing your post on our Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I can’t wait to see more posts from you. I pinned this so I can try them later.

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