I made several changes based upon what I had in my pantry. I used two cans of Dole's Tropical Fruit Salad (reserving the liquid to prevent the bananas and apple from browning), one granny smith apple, three small bananas, 1/4 c. frozen blueberries (I didn't have grapes), one 15 oz. can of drained mandarin oranges (I didn't have fresh), and one 10 oz. jar of maraschino cherries, drained and rinsed (if you don't rinse the cherries, it will make the syrup a yucky artificial color). I put the reserved liquid from the tropical fruit salad in a glass bowl adding the sliced bananas and diced apples and let them marinate while I assembled the salad. First I drained the tropical fruit in one bowl and put the tropical fruit in another bowl. I cut the bananas and apples and added to the juice I then added the rinsed, halved cherries, frozen blueberries, and drained mandarin oranges to the tropical fruit bowl. Mix together and let the fresh fruit mix rest in the juices for a while then add to the canned fruit mix. Refrigerated for several hours. So simple and the fresh fruit really makes a difference. Everyone loved it and it keeps well so you can definitely make it a day ahead of your party or dinner which is what I did and will do in the future. Thanks for sharing a versatile recipe.
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I made several changes based upon what I had in my pantry. I used two cans of Dole's Tropical...