Old-Time Fruit Salad

  • Yield: 8 servings

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


Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Glycemic Load 33
  • Calories 400
  • Fat 11g
  • Saturated Fat 4g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 2.5g
  • Cholesterol 80mg
  • Sodium 75mg
  • Potassium 520mg
  • Carbohydrate 77g
  • Fiber 6g
  • Sugars 64g
  • Protein 5g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Vitamin A 8%
  • Vitamin C 100%
  • Calcium 4%
  • Iron 8%