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How to Make this Gorgeous, Cold Fruit Salad with Cream Cheese Topping

Colorful, Cold Fruit Salad is Delicious and Easy to Make!

Recipe for Delicious Cold Fruit Salad – the Perfect Summer Treat!

And after all these years, I’m not exactly sure how I came upon the recipe.  I vaguely remember cutting it out from a magazine. It seems eons ago!  Well, it WAS eons ago!

I am totally CERTAIN, though that this cold fruit salad recipe is a favorite of mine!

Cold fruit salad - easy to make!
Cold fruit salad – easy to make!

I’ve made it many times and have taken it to many events.  It has accompanied me to many Memorial Day and Fourth of July outings!  It’s super refreshing on those blistery, hot summer day in Texas!

And, it’s a guaranteed crowd pleaser – who doesn’t like a big bowl of cold fruit especially when you top it with luscious cream cheese sauce?

This cold fruit salad recipe is also great for those occasions when you want to show off a bit.

It’s colorful and so pretty!  And, it looks like you spent hours making it.  When in reality, it took you just under 30 minutes.

One quick tip to remember is that you can use any fruit that you want!

Blueberries for Cold Fruit Salad
Blueberries for Cold Fruit Salad

You don’t have to use blueberries, strawberries, pineapple and green grapes like I did on mine.  I have tried every seasonal fruit combination you can imagine with equally delicious results.

For example, for July 4th, layer red strawberries, blueberries and the topping in your trifle bowl.  Make two or three layers (depending on the sizes of your layers) of the red, white and blue.  Looks pretty and patriotic and tastes even better!

Fruit salad
Berries for Fruit Salad

Just remember to choose fruits that look good together.  For example, I wouldn’t layer red grapes, strawberries, and raspberries together because there isn’t enough color contrast.

Cold Fruit Salad
Cold Fruit Salad

Another tip is to use a trifle bowl.

Love this Trifle Bowl!
Love this Trifle Bowl!

Anchor Hocking makes a nice 3-quart trifle bowl (that’s my size) that you can buy through Amazon.  What’s great about a trifle bowl is that you can SEE the loveliness of the fruit layers.  If you don’t have a trifle bowl, trust me, it’s worth the investment.

You’ll find lots more uses for trifle bowls! (I see another blog posting coming!)

Anyway, hope you make this delicious cold fruit salad this summer!  And, I especially hope you tell me when you do!

Happy Cooking All!

Maria

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Fruit Salad with Cream Cheese Topping
Delicious cold fruit salad with cream cheese topping. Perfect for summer picnics and any time you want a yummy, easy-to-prepare salad that looks gorgeous!
Cold fruit salad - easy to make!
Course Salads
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 0 cook time
Passive Time 0 passive time
Servings
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Ingredients
Cream Cheese Topping
Fruit
Course Salads
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 0 cook time
Passive Time 0 passive time
Servings
or more
Ingredients
Cream Cheese Topping
Fruit
Cold fruit salad - easy to make!
Instructions
Cream Cheese Topping
  1. Beat the cream cheese and lemon juice until smooth. Set aside.
  2. Beat the cream at medium speed with an electric mixer until thickened slightly. Add the confectioner's sugar gradually and continue beating until soft peaks form.
    Cold Fruit Salad Topping Ingredient
  3. Fold the cream cheese mixture into the cream and sugar mixture.
Fruit
  1. Wash and prep fruit. Slice the fruit and layer in trifle bowl. .
    Wash and slice the fruit for the Cold Fruit Salad
  2. Spread cream cheese topping over the fruit. Sprinkle with the chopped nuts. Serve immediately or refrigerate
    Cold Fruit Salad
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