Autumn Fruit Salad

This Fruit Salad recipe is not only good in the Autumn. You will want to make this salad year round. Easy and Delicious!

autumn fruit salad

My mother-in-law shared this wonderful Autumn Fruit Salad recipe with me recently. She told me that she’s been making this fruit salad for decades.

crushed pineapple and sugar in saucepan
Crushed Pineapple and Sugar in Saucepan

When I first looked at the list of ingredients I was a little surprised to see it called for some chopped celery. So let’s see, celery with some apple, pineapple and some lemon jello? Weird enough that I had to give it a try.

salad in a clear bowl

When I make fruit salad I usually just make my mother-in-law’s Ambrosia Salad recipe but I think I might add this fruit salad recipe to my rotation.

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Nut Allergy Warning

This recipe may contain peanuts or other nuts and seeds as one of its ingredients. Please take the appropriate precautions.

While this recipe is simple to make, it does require you to boil the crushed pineapples and sugar before adding the other ingredients. Most fruit salad recipes call for you to mix a bunch of ingredients together in a bowl.

autumn fruit salad

To ensure the best possible consistency, make sure the cream cheese is soft. Either let it come to room temperature or zap it in the microwave for a few seconds.

autumn fruit salad

While you can pretty much use any brand of cream cheese, I highly recommend you use Philadelphia brand cream cheese. You will taste the difference.

philadelphia cream cheese

You will need the following ingredients to make this Autumn Fruit Salad recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Crushed Pineapples, White Sugar, Lemon Jello, Cream Cheese, Apples, Celery, Whipped Cream and Pecans.

  1. In a saucepan, add the pineapple and sugar and bring to a boil until the sugar is dissolved. Boil for 3 minutes then stir in jello and stir until jello is dissolved.
  2. Transfer the mixture to a large bowl. Stir in the cream cheese. Let the mixture cool but don’t let it completely set.
  3. Fold in the chopped apples, celery, whipped cream and pecans. Cover and refrigerate until set.

Printable Recipe Card

Autumn Fruit Salad

Autumn Fruit Salad

This Fruit Salad recipe is not only good in the Autumn. You will want to make this salad year round. Easy and Delicious!
4.12 from 9 votes
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Cool Time 1 hour
Total Time1 hour 20 minutes
Course Salads
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 211 kcal

Equipment

  • Saucepan
  • Bowl for Mixing

Ingredients
 

  • 20 oz Crushed Pineapples, undrained
  • Cups White Sugar
  • 1 pkg Lemon Jello
  • 8 oz Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1 Cup Apples, diced
  • 1 Cup Celery, diced
  • 1 Cup Whipped Cream
  • ½ Cup Pecans, chopped

Instructions
 

  • In a saucepan, add the pineapple and sugar and bring to a boil until the sugar is dissolved. Boil for 3 minutes then remove from heat. Add in the jello and stir until jello is dissolved.
  • Transfer the mixture to a large bowl. Stir in the cream cheese. Let the mixture cool but don’t let it completely set.
  • Fold in the chopped apples, celery, whipped cream and pecans. Cover and refrigerate until set.

Notes

→ This recipe may contain wheat/gluten, milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, and soy. Please take the necessary precautions.

Nutrition

Calories: 211kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 3gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 101mgPotassium: 143mgFiber: 1gSugar: 26gVitamin A: 357IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 38mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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4 Comments

  1. Lana dobbs says:

    The recipe called for whipped cream so is that a cup of whipping cream or do I whip the cream and use a cup of that

    1. Rodney says:

      Just a cup of whipped cream. Enjoy!

  2. Ellie says:

    Hello Rodney. I have a question on the Autumn SaIad. I was wondering if we are suppose to make up the lemon jello per the package instructions for regular jello or just put the dry package in? I would assume just the dry package but I want to be sure.
    It looks and sounds wonderful, I can’t wait to try it. Many Thanks

    1. Thanks for asking. You add the dry jello mix. No need to make actual jello.

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