Recipe by Rachel Lewis
"This recipe is fat free and great! The pretzels add a crunchiness, and can be replaced but nuts if you like. Enjoy!"
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apples, cored and chopped
ripe bananas, sliced
fresh strawberries, sliced
fat-free strawberry cream cheese
packed light brown sugar
fat-free pretzels, broken
I was searching for a fruit salad "dressing" using cream cheese and ran across this recipe. I wasn't sure what to expect, but it was DELICIOUS! The only difference was I added fresh strawberries to regular cream cheese (I didn't have strawberry cream cheese) and I added the nuts to the mixture to chop it all together. It won rave reviews from all at the table and I am adding it to my "must use" recipes.
Good, but only to serve immediately - doesn't keep well at all.
This was great as a side to a summertime lunch-but leave the pretzels out as they will get very soggy.
My very picky son loved this recipe, as did I. I did just sprinkle the pretzel crumbs on top of the portions that I served, and it did taste better that way than without the pretzels. A great way to get my son (and myself) to eat lots of fruit.
This recipe was ok. I doubled the recipe to serve at a pitch in dinner. Really you cant go wrong with the wonderful blend of fresh fruits, but here are a few of my suggestions to make it better. First, per the advice of others, I omitted the pretzels and I didnt miss them. Second, the cream cheese sauce made this dish very soupy. Too soupy for my taste. Because of this I sliced a store-bought angel food cake and served the dish as a sauce to be poured over the cake. I also feel that mixing the sauce seperately and serving it over individual cakes with the fruit would create a great variation of strawberry shortcake. In short, the ingredients were wonderful and tastey, I just didnt like it served alone in a bowl.
My family and I love this salad. I do not use the pretzels, I think the fruit and the sauce can stand alone. I highly recommend. A+++
I thought this was great. Instead of pretzels we used candied walnuts and it was refreshing and tasty! A great side dish!
This is a good summer recipe. Pretzels are great - just don't mix them in until serving time.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Rachel's Cream Cheese Fruit Salad
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 6
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