Nana’s Frozen Fruit Salad


– 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened

– 1 cup heavy cream, whipped to soft peaks

3/4 cup granulated sugar

– 1 (20-ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained well

– 1 (10-ounce) package frozen strawberries or raspberries, slightly thawed and chopped

– 1 (11-ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained

– 1/2 cup chopped pecans

– 1/3 cup maraschino cherries, halved

– 2 ripe bananas, sliced

– Juice of 1 lemon


1. In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese and sugar together until smooth and creamy.

2. Gently fold in the whipped cream until well combined.

3. Add the drained crushed pineapple, chopped strawberries, and mandarin oranges to the creamy mixture. Stir to incorporate the fruits evenly.

4. Incorporate the chopped pecans and halved maraschino cherries into the mixture, ensuring even distribution.

5. In a small bowl, toss the banana slices in the lemon juice to prevent browning. Then, gently fold the bananas into the salad mixture.

6. Spread the fruit salad evenly into a 9×13-inch pan. Cover and freeze for at least 4 hours, or until firm.

7. To serve, remove from the freezer and let it sit at room temperature for 10-15 minutes. Cut into squares and enjoy.


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