Peach Pie Filling Fruit Salad

June 21, 2021
A mix of fresh fruits glazed simply and easily with a can of peach pie filling makes for one fabulously delicious fruit salad! Peach Pie Filling Fruit Salad is perfect for any occasion -- from breakfast, to brunch, cookouts, potlucks, everyday dinners, and more.

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Fruit salads are sure one versatile little dish. You can simply toss together just about any kind of fruit and serve it up as a perfect snack or side for just about any meal. 

Truth be told, quick fruit salads are one of our go-to dinner sides. Just grab whatever fruit's in the refrigerator, toss it together, and serve it up. Quick, easy, and most importantly -- everyone in the family likes it.

But you know what? As great as these quick and easy grab-from-the-fridge fruit salads are, there's an amazingly easy way to jazz them up and make them even better -- canned pie filling.  And in the case of this Peach Pie Filling Fruit Salad, we're specifically referring to canned peach pie filling.

Now, you may be thinking, can you really use canned pie filling in a fruit salad? Is pie filling in a fruit salad good? -- The answer is a resounding yes.

Adding peach pie filling to this fruit salad does four fabulous things:
  • Adds moistness - The syrupy part of the pie filling clings to the fruit, adding a nice moist glaze throughout the salad.

  • Brings wonderful flavor - The sweetness of the pie filling pairs wonderfully with the fresh fruit, beautifully amping up the salad's flavor.

  • Keeps cut fruits, like apples and bananas, from turning brown - The coating of pie filling glaze prevents browning, all without the addition of lemon juice (which is what's typically used with fruits to prevent brownness).

  • Adds tender chunks of peach as a fruit element - The soft chunks of cooked peaches from the pie filling beautifully compliment the crunch of the salad's fresh fruits.

So yes, my friends, you truly can use pie filling in fruit salad. And it is beyond good -- It turns an already-great fruit salad into one that is fabulously delicious, indeed. And, for another super tasty alternative to this peachy one, Apple Pie Filling Fruit Salad also tastes amazing.

So to amp up that basic fruit salad, grab a can of peach pie filling and give Peach Pie Filling Fruit Salad a try. It's truly perfect for any occasion -- from breakfast, to brunch, to cookouts, potlucks, everyday dinners, and more!

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Peach Pie Filling Fruit Salad Ingredients:

It doesn't take much to create this tasty fruit salad! To whip up a bowlful, you'll need:

  • Grapes - We recommend a mix of seedless red and green grapes for beautiful color.

  • Apples - One Granny Smith and one Red Delicious apple work wonderfully in this tasty salad.

  • Blueberries - Fresh blueberries add fabulous flavor and a nice pop of color.

  • Bananas - Bananas are super tasty with the peach pie filling glaze. Slice them into the salad just before serving to prevent them from browning.

  • Peach pie filling - A can of prepared peach pie filling contributes tender chunks of peaches to the salad mix, and serves as a sweet and flavorful glaze for the salad's fresh fruit.

As an alternative, use any combination of fruit you'd like for the salad. Simply keep the total amount to 6 to 7 cups of fruit.

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How to Make Peach Pie Filling Fruit Salad:

Peach Pie Filling Fruit Salad truly couldn't be much easier to make. -- A bit of chopping and a little stir is about all it takes.

To whip up a bowlful, start by preparing the base of fresh fruits.

Wash up some grapes -- we like to use a mix of both red and green seedless grapes for nice color. If the grapes are small, leave them whole and toss them into a large bowl.  If they're on the larger side, cut them into halves.

Then core and chop a Granny Smith and a Red Delicious apple, leaving the peels on for color. Add these to the bowl of grapes, along with some fresh blueberries.

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Run a long sharp knife through the can of peach pie filling several times to coarsely chop the peaches.  That way, you're not putting too-large chunks of peaches into the salad.

Spoon the pie filling over the prepared fruit mixture and toss everything gently to combine and coat the fruit. 

Then refrigerate the fruit until you're ready to serve it. At this point, the fruit salad can be refrigerated for a day or two just fine.  The peach pie filling glaze will keep the apples from turning brownish.

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Just before serving, add in my favorite part -- sliced bananas (they taste so good with the peachy glaze). Stir the banana slices in gently and get them nicely coated with the peach pie filling glaze.

Once they're coated in the pie filling glaze, the bananas will keep from turning brown for several hours, or even overnight if they are very firm bananas. I still add mine right before serving, but you do have a few hours leeway if need be.

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And then you're good to go with serving up this fruit salad deliciousness!

Sweet, moist, and oh-so tasty, for sure.

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So grab a can of peach pie filling and amp up the flavor of that basic fruit salad.  Because a mix of fresh fruits glazed simply and easily with a can of peach pie filling makes for one fabulously delicious fruit salad, indeed. 

Peach Pie Filling Fruit Salad is perfect for any occasion -- from breakfast, to brunch, to cookouts, potlucks, everyday dinners, and more.

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Yield: about 8-9 cups
Author: Tracey | The Kitchen is My Playground
Peach Pie Filling Fruit Salad

Peach Pie Filling Fruit Salad

A mix of fresh fruits glazed simply and easily with a can of peach pie filling makes for one fabulously delicious fruit salad! Peach Pie Filling Fruit Salad is perfect for any occasion -- from breakfast, to brunch, cookouts, potlucks, everyday dinners, and more.
Prep time: 20 MinTotal time: 20 Min

Ingredients

  • 1 (21 oz.) can peach pie filling
  • 3 c. grapes, (red, green, or a combination of both)
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, unpeeled, cored & chopped
  • 1 Red Delicious apple, unpeeled, cored & chopped
  • 1 c. blueberries
  • 2 firm bananas, sliced

Instructions

  1. Slice large grapes in half. In a large bowl, combine grapes, apples, and blueberries.
  2. Run a long sharp knife through the can of peach pie filling several times to coarsely chop the peaches. Spoon over fruit mixture and toss gently to combine and coat the fruit. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  3. Just before serving, add sliced bananas and stir gently to coat with the peach pie filling glaze.
TRACEY'S NOTES:
  1. Use any combination of fruit you'd like, keeping the total amount to 6 or 7 cups of fruit.
  2. Once coated in the peach pie filling glaze, the sliced bananas will keep from turning brown for several hours, or even overnight if they are very firm bananas. I still add mine right before serving, but you do have a few hours leeway if need be.
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