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Fruit Salad With Peach Pie Filling

Southern Salads & Slaws, Southern Sides
This fruit salad recipe uses peach pie filling to make it tasty, sweet, and crowd pleasing. It can be made a day ahead and only uses a few ingredients.
fruit salad with peach pie filling in a glass bowl on table

This easy peasy fruit salad recipe uses peach pie filling to make it tasty, sweet, and crowd pleasing. It can be made a day ahead and only uses a few ingredients.


I grew up with this fruit salad.

My mom has made it for as long as I can remember, and it’s a total and complete crowd pleaser, wherever it goes.

So much so that years ago, when I lived in Australia, I tried to re-create it. This recipe calls for peach pie filling, however, and you can’t buy pie filling in a can over there. I guess they’re healthy and what not.

Go figure.

But I used cornstarch and did a whole bunch of shenanigans to try and pull this off the more difficult way (easy recipe below) and it was nearly there, but not fully.

You may also love our Peach Dump Cake and our Peach Sorbet!

But honestly, it’s just beautiful

This recipe is just so so good and so so sentimental that it couldn’t be matched.

The beauty of this salad is that it is so beautiful! As the saying goes, you eat with your eyes first. This fruit salad is so yummy looking you can’t wait to dig in and give it a try!

The rich reds, yellows, and oranges are so luscious and inviting that you will be eager to see if it tastes as good as it looks! I am hear to testify that it is really as delightful as it appears.

Psst.. if you’ve bought two cans of pineapple then you can use one for this pineapple cheeseball!

fruit salad with peach pie as a filling in a glass bowl with a blue and white napkin on table

Fruit Salad With Peach Pie Filling Info

Let’s dive into how to make this scrumptious dessert. Or salad? Or both? This fruit salad is rich enough to eat alone as a salad and provides a refreshing fruity flavor to your taste buds.

You might also try topping a pound cake with the fruit, such as our Orange Pound Cake, Pineapple Pound Cake, Cream Cheese Pound Cake, or Whipping Cream Pound Cake.

It is also delicious over a light and airy angel food cake. It really is versatile and depends on your preference and menu.

You could even dish out a bowl of salad and top it with a heaping scoop of vanilla ice cream or cool whip for that extra flair!

Can you make the fruit salad in advance?

My mom usually prepares the salad the night before she will serve it. It will keep overnight in an airtight container.

However, it can be mixed together the day you need it but will need several hours in the fridge to make sure it is nice and cold.

Note: The only ingredient you would want to add right before serving would be the bananas so that they don’t turn brown or get mushy.

fruit salad with peach pie filling on table with white table cloth

Are there any add-ins that are good with this fruit salad?

This beautiful salad could lend itself to creativity and inspiration by adding other ingredients of your choice.

Seedless grapes, mango, kiwi, and even marshmallows would be scrumptious additions to the salad. You might also add pecans or walnuts as well. Take the basic recipe (which is wonderful in itself) and experiment by adding other ingredients that might add to the beauty and taste.

Let your taste buds be your guide.

Ingredients

  • 1 20 oz. can chunk pineapple, 100% juice
  • 1 15 oz. can mandarin oranges (no sugar added or light syrup)
  • 1 23.2 oz pkg frozen sliced strawberries, thawed
  • 1 21 oz. can peach pie filling
  • 2-3 bananas, sliced
  • 1 3 oz. pkg. peach jello, sugar free

spoon eating fruit salad with peach pie filling

Directions

  1. Drain the pineapple and oranges.
  2. In a large bowl, combine pineapple, oranges, strawberries, and peach pie filling.
  3. Stir until mixed thoroughly.
  4. Sprinkle dry jello over fruit mixture and stir again.
  5. Refrigerate overnight or several hours in airtight container.
  6. Slice and add bananas before serving.
Note: You can substitute apricot, strawberry, or strawberry banana jello for peach. If pineapple chunks aren’t available pineapple tidbits work as well.

On occasion when peach pie filling isn’t in stock, a good substitute would be mixed berry pie filling. Just be aware the color will change to a more purple-reddish look and the taste will be slightly different as well.

If you don’t like bananas, they can be left off and the salad is still amazing!

fruit salad with peach pie filling in a glass bowl on table

Fruit Salad With Peach Pie Filling

This fruit salad recipe uses peach pie filling to make it tasty, sweet, and crowd pleasing. It can be made a day ahead and only uses a few ingredients.
5 from 3 votes
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Course: Dessert, Salad
Cuisine: Southern
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Refrigeration time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 30 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 18kcal
Author: Nancy Currie
Cost: 12

Ingredients

  • 1 20 oz can chunk pineapple drained, 100% juice
  • 1 15 oz can mandarin oranges, drained no sugar added or light syrup
  • 1 23.2 oz pkg. frozen sliced strawberries thawed
  • 1 21 oz can peach pie filling
  • 2-3 bananas sliced
  • 1 3 oz pkg peach jello no sugar added

Instructions

  • Drain the pineapple and oranges.
  • In a large bowl, combine pineapple, oranges, strawberries, and peach pie filling.
  • Stir until mixed thoroughly.
  • Sprinkle dry jello over fruit mixture and stir again.
  • Refrigerate overnight or several hours in airtight container.
  • Slice and add bananas before serving.

Notes

  • You can substitute apricot, strawberry, or strawberry banana jello for peach.
  • If pineapple chunks aren’t available pineapple tidbits work as well.
  • On occasion when peach pie filling isn’t in stock, a good substitute would be mixed berry pie filling. Just be aware the color will change to a more purple-reddish look and the taste will be slightly different as well.
  • If you don’t like bananas, they can be left off and the salad is still amazing!

Nutrition

Calories: 18kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 70mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 13IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg

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6 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Very good. Have enjoyed each time your Mom made.

  2. 5 stars
    This recipe is easy to make, and more importantly, delicious. It’s a crowd favorite!!

  3. Best fruit salad recipe

    5 stars
    I always looked forward to eating this dessert, and a lot of it, at church gatherings as a kid. It is especially good in the summertime, or whenever you want something fruity and cold.

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