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My Grandma's Fruit Salad

My Grandma's Fruit Salad is my favorite holiday treat of all time! Using fresh and/or canned fruit this dessert will not disappoint! Just like my grandma used to make!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword best, canned fruit, dessert, easy, fruit cocktail, fruit dessert


  • 1 cup apple, your favorite variety, peeled, cored and diced
  • 1 cup pear, canned or fresh, drained or peeled, cored and diced
  • 1 cup peaches, drained or peeled, cored and diced
  • 1 cup banana, peeled, sliced
  • 1 cup grapes, seeds removed or seedless, cut in half
  • pineapple, drained, optional
  • orange, peeled, diced, optional
  • ½-1 cup chocolate chips, more or less to taste
  • 1 cup heavy cream, 35 %, measurement is a rough estimate
  • ¼ cup mayonaise, measurement is a rough estimate


  • The proportion of fruits is up to you.  You have the option of creating a fruit salad out of drained, canned fruit cocktail and pineapple to all fresh.  All fruits work here. Use your favorites.  
  • Decide which fruits you wish to include in this amazing fruit salad.
  • Wash, peel and chop fruit into bite sized pieces. Place into large mixing bowl.
  • Make sure to use only enough mayo to coat all of the fruit.  
  • Next, using a hand held mixer,  whip your heavy cream until stiff peaks form, a few minutes on high.  
  • Slowly and gently add to your fruit salad. Stir until all of the fruit is coated with whipping cream.  
  • Add as many chocolate chips as desired.
  • Dump into a large enough serving bowl to hold all of your fruit salad or place in bowls for each individual serving.  
  • Garnish with extra chocolate chips and extra sliced grapes if desired.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve. Enjoy!