A few weeks ago a friend brought a salad similar to this for a dinner to which I had been invited.
I loved the flavors but thought I could improve on it. It seemed too sweet so I wanted to try reducing the sugar. It also had celery in it which I don't like in a fruit salad.
This is the result.
Yummy Apple Salad
1 20 ounce can crushed pineapple, undrained
1/4 c. sugar
1 3 oz. pkg lemon jello
1 8 ounce pkg cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 c. diced apples
1 c. chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans)
1 c. whipped topping
1-2 sliced banans, optional
In saucepan combine pineapple and sugar. Boil 3 minutes. Add lemon jello. Stir until dissolved. Add cream cheese. Stir until mixture is thoroughly combined. Cool. Fold in apples, nuts, whipped topping, and bananas, if using. Pour into 9 inch square pan. Chill until firm.