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Strawberry-Sauced Crunchy Fruit Salad


Ingredients

2 ½ cups crispy rice cereal

2 ½ cups crispy rice cereal

1 ½ cups chopped hazelnuts

1 ½ cups chopped hazelnuts

¾ cup packed brown sugar

¾ cup packed brown sugar

½ cup margarine, melted

½ cup margarine, melted

1 pound fresh or frozen sliced strawberries

1 pound fresh or frozen sliced strawberries

⅓ cup orange juice

⅓ cup orange juice

2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar

2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar

1 tablespoon vanilla sugar

1 tablespoon vanilla sugar

2 Red Delicious apples, cored and diced

2 Red Delicious apples, cored and diced

2 Golden Delicious apples, cored and diced

2 Golden Delicious apples, cored and diced

2 Granny Smith apples, cored and diced

2 Granny Smith apples, cored and diced

4 seedless oranges, peeled and diced

4 seedless oranges, peeled and diced

1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained

1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained

Directions

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Variation

To make a trifle, cut the apples into thin slices. Pour strawberry sauce into the center of a trifle dish or large glass bowl. Layer pineapple, apples and oranges in alternating layers of color. Sprinkle the nut crunch over the top.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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