Strawberry-Sauced Crunchy Fruit Salad

Strawberry-Sauced Crunchy Fruit Salad

This salad is beautiful, healthy, and delicious! The fruits can be chopped to use as a salad or sliced thinly and layered in a trifle bowl for a truly stunning presentation.


535 calories; protein 6.4g; carbohydrates 75.1g; fat 27.1g; sodium 206.7mg.

prep:20 mins

cook:15 mins

total:35 mins

Servings:8

Yield:8 servings


Ingredients

  • 2 ½ cups crispy rice cereal
  • 1 ½ cups chopped hazelnuts
  • ¾ cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup margarine, melted
  • 1 pound fresh or frozen sliced strawberries
  • ⅓ cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla sugar
  • 2 Red Delicious apples, cored and diced
  • 2 Golden Delicious apples, cored and diced
  • 2 Granny Smith apples, cored and diced
  • 4 seedless oranges, peeled and diced
  • 1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained

How to Make It

1. Step

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place the rice cereal and nuts into a baking pan. Stir in the brown sugar and margarine. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, until toasty. Stir occasionally. Set aside to cool.

2. Step

In the container of a blender or large food processor, combine the strawberries, orange juice, confectioners' sugar and vanilla sugar. Puree into a smooth sauce. Set aside.

3. Step

To make the salad, toss the red, green and yellow apples with oranges and pineapple in a large serving bowl. Sprinkle with the nut crunch and spoon strawberry sauce over the top. Or you can serve the toppings on the side.


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