Your Turkey Day isn't complete without a traditional fruity dish of some sort, and this one bowl Thanksgiving fruit salad recipe is a wonderfully simple and tasty dish you must make. It takes only 10 minutes to whip up, and requires one bowl.
Why This Thanksgiving Fruit Salad Recipe is Special
As a little girl, it was my job to help whip the heavy cream and pour the fruit in the bowl. I remember watching the heavy cream turn from a milky liquid into beautiful, stiff peaks.
Now I get to pass that tradition on to my own boys. They are experts at turning on the stand mixer and adding in the sugar. (And also licking the whisks clean.)
If you do make this Thanksgiving fruit salad recipe this year, be sure it's the last dish you make. You want the bananas and apples to look fresh and ripe—squeeze a tiny dash of lemon juice onto the fruit before mixing it into the bowl.
Need another delicious fruit recipe?
- I love fruit and I love candy so combining the two is a huge yes from me! This tanghulu (candied fruit) recipe is one of my favorite things to make; it’s easy and fun, and as an added bonus - the candied fruit on a bamboo skewer is such a pretty sight.
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Thanksgiving Fruit Salad Recipe
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 apple chopped
- 2 bananas sliced
- 1 can fruit cocktail
- 2 cups mini marshmallows
- Pour the heavy whipping cream in the bowl of a stand mixer with the whisk attachment fitted. Whip on medium speed for about 3 minutes until stiff peaks form. Add in the vanilla extract and sugar, and mix well.
- Chop and slice the apples and bananas, and place in a medium serving bowl. Drain the can of fruit cocktail, and pour in the fruit. Add in the whipped cream and marshmallows, and mix well with a spoon.
- Serve immediately, or cover and let chill in the refrigerator. Keeps for up to 3 days. Enjoy!