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Today I wanted to share a simple family recipe that is very dear to me. My Uncle Harold, who recently passed away would make this fruit salad every time I came to visit. It was his “special” dish. I will always remember this fruit salad recipe as “Harold’s fruit salad.” We all loved it and still try to make it often. It’s now one of my kids favorites too! Thanks to my gramma for this delicious recipe. :)

This fruit salad is super easy to make and is really yummy. It’s always a favorite whenever I bring it to a potluck. The coconut and marshmallows are what really put it over the top! Mmm…

Easy fruit salad


  • 2 (8 oz) bricks of cream cheese (softened) -could also substitute with sour cream
  • 2 (11 oz) cans mandarin oranges (drained)
  • 1 (20 oz) can pineapple tidbits (drained)
  • 1 (20 oz) can crushed pineapple (drained)
  • 3 cups of mini marshmallows
  • 1 cup coconut


  1. In a large bowl whip cream cheese. Then fold in oranges, pineapple, marshmallows and coconut. Place in refrigerator at least one hour before serving. Enjoy! :D

I hope you enjoy it as much as we do! It’s the perfect summer dessert. Super easy too, which is always a bonus!

So I’m curious… what’s your ALL time favorite fruit?

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9 Responses to “Easy fruit salad”

    • Jamielyn

      You can drain all the cans of fruit! Also, if you want to add a little bit of pineapple juice to the cream cheese, it will make it a little more smooth!

  1. jen

    Tried this earlier but it didn’t look as good as yours. Anyways, it tastes really great.