by Gen Kidwell
Simple Fruit Salad
This is a very simple fruit salad using what you have on hand most of the time .You can add other fruits such as fresh strawberries or whatever you want. You can substitute other fruits. But the most important thing is to start with a large bowl and put a # 2 size can of crushed pineapple (2 cup size). This is important because it serves as a base in which to put other fruits. The acid in the pineapple will keep the apples and bananas from getting dark. And also it is delicious in the fruit salad.
I put 2 large apples such as Granny Smith or Gala or whatever kind you like peeled and cut in small pieces 2 large navel oranges peeled and cut up in small pieces. Two large bananas. I put 1/3 cup of sugar in my salad and you can use Splenda. Just taste and see if you need it. I did. Then I add a very special ingredient a 10 oz jar of maraschino cherries cut into and 1/3 cup of the juice. This gives it a pretty rosy color and just makes it taste great. This makes a family size dish so if you need to take it to a family reunion you might double it. You can put chopped pecans or coconut in it also.