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Thanksgiving Fruit Salad

A refreshing and colorful fruit salad to add to your Thanksgiving day feast. Made with seasonal fresh fall fruit like mandarin oranges, pears and apples and tossed in a light citrus honey dressing. It’s the perfect side dish or dessert to clean your palate after a savory Thanksgiving meal.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Chill time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people
Calories 156 kcal


For the fruit salad

  • 4 clementine oranges, peeled and separated Cuties or Halos
  • 2 pears, cut into bite size pieces
  • 2 apples, cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 cup pomegranate arils
  • 2 kiwis, cut into bite size pieces

For the dressing

  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice


  • In a small bowl, whisk the lemon juice and honey together. Set aside.
  • Add all the cut fruit except the kiwi into a large serving bowl.
  • Pour the dressing over the fruit and with a large spoon gently combine together.
  • Cover and let it chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • Add the kiwi on top of the salad right before serving.


*Nutritional facts are only an estimate. Accuracy for nutritional information on any recipes on this site is not guaranteed. 
  • For a nice presentation, cut the kiwi last and add them at the top to prevent them from crushing, then add the pomegranate as a garnish to prevent bleeding onto the other fruit. 
  • You can make this salad in advance, chop the fruit and keep them in separate containers, when ready to serve, assemble it and add the dressing.  
  • Use seasonal fall fruit like honey crisp, gala and red golden apples and firm Bartlett or Anjou pears.
  • Lemon juice is added to the dressing to enhance the fruit flavors and also to prevent them from browning.
  • The salad with dressing keeps well overnight in an airtight container. 


Serving: 6peopleCalories: 156kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 2gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 4mgPotassium: 380mgFiber: 6gSugar: 29gVitamin A: 76IUVitamin C: 62mgCalcium: 38mgIron: 1mg
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