Old-Time Fruit Salad

  • Yield 8 servings

Red and golden apples, red and green grapes, pineapple bits, and lemon juice make up this sweet salad recipe


"I first tasted this recipe at a card party. I was told it is a very old recipe. I have served it often and have passed it along to many friends and family."


3 beaten eggs
3/4 cup sugar
3 tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 cup lemon juice
3 Golden Delicious apples, peeled, cored, chopped
3 Red Delicious apples, peeled, cored, chopped
1 bunch seedless green grapes
1 bunch seedless red grapes
1 (20-ounce) can pineapple tidbits, drained
1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
1 1/2 cups mini-marshmallows


  1. Combine eggs, sugar, and butter in saucepan; stir in lemon juice.
  2. Cook over medium heat until thickened, stirring constantly. It will thicken quickly.
  3. Refrigerate until cool.
  4. In a large serving bowl, place fruit, nuts, and marshmallows. Pour dressing over mixture, and mix well.

Tips From Our Test Kitchen: To retain the natural color of the apples, toss a little lemon juice in the bowl of apples and mix well before adding other ingredients.

—Dora Lechman, Derry, Pa.