Recipes

Granny Fruit Salad

We interrupt your regularly scheduled quilting content for a fruit salad OBSESSION. This is the Granny Fruit Salad. Not only is it ridiculously simple – it’s a big hit at every brunch, picnic, or shindig I’ve ever taken it to. My cousin, Stephanie shared this delicious fruit salad recipe with me a few years ago and it’s too good not to pass on.

Lella Boutique shares a super delicious fruit salad. Just mix berries, whipped cream, and dark chocolate for the Sabbath Fruit Salad.
Granny Fruit Salad recipe – Lella Boutique

A Quick Word About Ingredients

The Fruits

When it comes to picking fruits for this salad, Granny Smith apples are a MUST. (That’s the granny it’s named after.) The tartness of the green apples + dark chocolate is what really makes this fruit salad sing. In addition to the green apples, I usually go with a variety of berries + grapes. I generally avoid the more juicy/watery fruits like melons and pineapples as the whipped cream will not coat them as well when mixed together. My cousin, Stephanie, likes to put mangos in hers.

Lella Boutique shares a super delicious fruit salad. Just mix berries, whipped cream, and dark chocolate for the Sabbath Fruit Salad.

Of course, you’ll want to wash all the fruit beforehand. I always soak my berries and grapes in a bowl of water and vinegar (4:1 ratio). Let the berries and grapes soak for a few minutes before laying them out to air dry on a towel. This general practice will keep berries and grapes fresher longer and remove any extra dirt.

The Cream

Buy ready-made Cool Whip if you’d like, or whip up a fresh batch using heavy whipping cream, confectioner’s sugar, and a little splash of vanilla extract.

The Chocolate

Dark chocolate adds depth to this recipe and is the perfect match to those tart Granny Smith apples. When buying the dark chocolate, I recommend something between 65-85% cacao. (I lean toward the 85%). I know not everyone likes dark chocolate – but these are such small bits that I promise it doesn’t overwhelm. I use a big chef’s knife to chop the candy bar into slivers.

Lella Boutique shares a super delicious fruit salad. Just mix berries, whipped cream, and dark chocolate for the Sabbath Fruit Salad.
Granny Fruit Salad Recipe – Lella Boutique

Here’s the quick and easy recipe. Hope you love it as much as I do!

Granny Fruit Salad Ingredients

  • 2 Granny Smith apples, diced
  • 2 C. whole grapes
  • 2 C. strawberries, diced
  • 1 C. whole blueberries
  • 1 C. whole raspberries
  • 1 large dark chocolate candy bar (60-85% cacao), grated/minced into slivers
  • 2 C. whipped cream

Mix together all the ingredients together in a large mixing bowl and blend well.

Super delicious fruit salad. Everyone is obsessed with this
Granny Fruit Salad recipe – Lella Boutique

It’s not as beautiful when it’s all mixed together, but it is definitely a magic fruit salad. Don’t believe me? Watch this one disappear before your eyes.


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12 Comments

  1. Little Quiltsong

    May 9, 2022 at 4:03 am

    Sounds wonderful, Vanessa! Thank you for sharing!

  2. Dawn Wyda

    May 9, 2022 at 4:54 am

    I want to try your Granny fruit salad! Thanks for sharing the recipe !

  3. Anne

    May 9, 2022 at 4:57 am

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe! Because I avoid sugar in my food, I instead will add a piece of a ripe banana crushed with a fork to the cream. This makes a natural sweetness that harmonizes wonderfully with the berry fruits.

  4. Paula Beeman

    May 9, 2022 at 5:11 am

    Looks yummy!

  5. Terri Brady

    May 9, 2022 at 5:47 am

    It looks so yummy-I cant wait to try it!

  6. Patty Jones

    May 9, 2022 at 6:48 am

    Sounds wonderful, I definitely want to give it a try! Thank you for the recipe1

  7. Melissa

    May 9, 2022 at 7:13 am

    Is sounds easy and delicious – thanks for sharing!

  8. Patti McConnell

    May 9, 2022 at 8:09 am

    Oh this sounds right up my alley. I added ingredients to my grocery list!

  9. Joan

    May 9, 2022 at 4:25 pm

    Looks so lovely too – like a quilt!
    Thanks

  10. Debbie Brugman

    May 9, 2022 at 11:09 pm

    O my gosh! This fruit salad looks amazing and I can’t wait to make it. Granny Smith’s are my very favorite apple . Thank you for sharing it.

  11. Melinda

    May 21, 2022 at 11:27 am

    Oh my!! This fruit salad looks so tasty!! I’m gonna have to try this recipe ! Thank you for sharing. 🙂

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