Posted by: meriambull | October 9, 2009

Fruit Salads for Busy People

Two of my friends asked me for these two fruit salad recipes.  They are actually from two other friends who are amazing cooks.  They are both versions of a salad that is a signature dish from a tea room here in the Knoxville area.   I make them a lot when we have company or for a retreat breakfast or brunch because it can be made the day before.  For Ron it is a must have with ham or pancakes.  So if there are leftovers from one night then I know I have to make pancakes the next morning.  When we go over menus before retreats he even makes sure that is how things work out for him.  It is also great with plain or vanilla yogurt and granola.

Keep these ingredients in your pantry and freezer.  They are perfect for taking to a sick friend or a potluck.

Tea Room Salad version #1

1 can peach pie filling

1 can pineapple chunks, well drained

1  small container frozen sliced strawberries in syrup, thawed

Combine well and serve either chilled or at room temperature, but store it in the refrigerator.

Tea Room Salad Version #2

1 large can peaches in lite syrup, drained

1 small can pineapple tidbits, undrained

1 container frozen, sliced strawberries in syrup, thawed

1 small box vanilla pudding

2 tbsp. Tang drink powder

Combine fruit and sprinkle pudding mix and Tang over the top.  Stir and let sit for about thirty minutes for the pudding and Tang to dissolve.

I like the second version the best, but will never turn down the first one.

By the way – Ron, the kids, and I are getting ready to take a two month sabbatical for some much needed rest and renewal.  We are taking our motorhome and taking a grand tour of the west.  We started a new blog for our friends and family to keep up with where we are and what we are doing.  The address is and we would love to have you follow along!


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