Secret Ingredient Fruit Salad

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Secret Ingredient Fruit Salad

In case you missed the announcement last week, I got to finally reveal the title of my upcoming cookbook.  “The Southern Bite Cookbook: 150 Irresistible Dishes from 4 Generations of My Family’s Kitchen” might seem like a long title, but it says so much about the folks that came before me that made this book possible.  I take very little credit for this book.  It is by the grace of God, the time-honored recipes and inspiration from my mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, and the loyalty and love from you folks that come back to the blog every day that I have been offered this amazing opportunity.  I’m hoping to maybe be able to share the cover with you soon, too.  Maybe even this week.  Just make sure you’re following me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram to be one of the first to see it.  It’s amazing!

This is a SUPER easy recipe that my sister-in-law served at a birthday party recently.  We’ve requested it twice since then.  I finally just asked for her recipe.  It’s so simple, but so impressive.  The secret is the can of peach pie filling and topping.  It gives the salad a great flavor and sweetness without any work at all.  Of course, you can add whatever fruit you like.  I just use this combination because of the beautiful colors and ease to put together.

Secret Ingredient Fruit Salad
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  • 1 pint blueberries (about 2 cups)
  • 1 lb strawberries
  • 1 lb seedless green grapes (about 3 cups)
  • 1 (21-ounce) can peach pie filling
  1. Wash the fruit well and place it on paper towels to dry completely. Hull and slice the strawberries. Combine the fruit in a large bowl and pour the peach pie filling over. Stir gently to combine. Refrigerate for about an hour and serve chilled.
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  1. Claudine says:

    Now this is what I call plumb larrapin!! It is easy and with the fesh fruit coming into season everything is easy to get. Thanks for the easy recipe.
    Claudine in Fort Worth, TX

  2. I think adding the Pie filling is AWESOME!! Great thinking!! 🙂

  3. This is my “go to” fruit recipe, I used it this week when I took breakfast to a family who had lost a loved one. I freeze it and use it for tailgating at AU, War Eagle:) It stays in the frig when my children and grandchildren come to visit… etc. etc etc!

  4. This is a wonderful fruit salad and is very easy to make. I think adults and children will both love this!

  5. Hi Stacey,
    My family has loved this recipe for years, but some couldn’t eat it because they were diabetic.
    I came up with a low sugar alternative I wanted to share.
    Take a jar of the Simply Fruit Jam and mix with a drained can of no-sugar added sliced peaches.
    Mix well and then add fresh fruit as directed. Taste like the original recipe without the sugar.

    Love your recipes!!

    • Thanks so much, Ivy! This is a WONDERFUL idea! Now you’ve got me craving some cake. Can’t beat Ligers! I need to head your way soon!

  6. I made this fruit salad today for lunch. It was marvelous. Thanks so much. Love your recipes, it’s like home.

  7. How many ounces were those dishes in the picture? And how many dishes did you fill with this recipes or how many does this recipes serve?

  8. Peach pie filling is also used in what we call “stained glass fruit salad”. We use bananas, strawberries, pineapple chunks and any other fruit you like. It is at almost every church dinner! Sooo good!

  9. We have used this recipe for fruit salads at my church for years. It is amazing how big a salad you can make with just one can of the pie filling. We use either peach or apricot. One of the best things is you can use bananas or apples and the pie filling coats them so they don’t turn brown as quickly.

  10. We love this fruit salad! We stretch it even further by starting with two cans of drained fruit cocktail with the peach pie filling. We then add strawberries, grapes, blueberries, etc. My grandkids love it!!!

  11. I can’t find peach pie filling (stuck here in California, longing for the South)

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