Easy fruit salad


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 and delicious fruit salad

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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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. Cathy posted on August 14, 2013 at 6:43 am (#

    Do you drain the cans of fruit? It doesn’t appear as though you do. Thank you!

    • Jamielyn posted on August 15, 2013 at 9:54 pm (#

      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!

  2. Angelica posted on August 14, 2013 at 12:04 pm (#


    • stephanie posted on August 14, 2013 at 6:04 pm (#

      Agree!!! We luke ours with chopped mango too.

      • Jamielyn posted on August 15, 2013 at 9:48 pm (#

        Mmmm that sounds delicious! I’m going to have to give that a try next time!

      • stephanie posted on August 16, 2013 at 6:23 am (#

        My oldest daughter is allergic to pineapple so we have to add different fruit.

  3. Trina posted on August 25, 2013 at 12:02 pm (#

    Almost like yogurt, looks delicious!

  4. jen posted on June 1, 2014 at 2:28 am (#

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

    • Jamielyn posted on June 5, 2014 at 5:13 pm (#

      I always just throw a few marshmallows and coconut on the top for presentation! I’m glad you tried it! :)