Creamy Fruit Salad Recipe

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This creamy fruit salad recipe is the perfect ending to a relaxed summer meal. All of us love the abundance of fresh fruits available during the summer months, especially those wonderful strawberries. This little, sweet, juicy fruit is packed with nutrition and flavor. It is loaded with vitamin C, iron, pectin (which may help reduce cholesterol levels), and it even has anti-inflammatory qualities.

Served in parfait glasses it makes an eye-catching presentation.

Ingredients:

1 cup strawberries, quartered
1 cup cantaloupe, chunked
6 strawberries , whole
1 apple, cored and chopped
20 grapes, seedless green
1/2 cup pineapple, chunks
1/2 cup Mandarin orange sections
1 1/2 cups whipped topping
2 Tablespoons coconut, shredded & toasted

Directions:

1. In 2 quart bowl combine fruits except whole berries; cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until well chilled, at least 2 hours.

2. To serve : into each of 6 parfait or sundae glasses spoon 2 Tablespoons whipped topping and top each portion with 1/4 cup of the fruit mixture.

Top each portion of fruit with 1 Tablespoon whipped topping, then an equal amount of remaining fruit mixture.

Spoon 1 Tablespoon whipped topping onto each portion of fruit, sprinkle with 1 teaspoon coconut, and garnish with 1 berry.