Strawberry-Sauced Crunchy Fruit Salad recipe

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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

Nutrition Info

534.8 calories
carbohydrate: 75.1 g
cholesterol: : -
fat: 27.1 g
fiber: 8.4 g
protein: 6.4 g
saturatedFat: 3.2 g
servingSize: -
sodium: 206.7 mg
sugar: 56.1 g
transFat: : -
unsaturatedFat: : -


  1. 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. 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. 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.

Recipe Yield

8 servings

Recipe Note

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.

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