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Layered Tropical Fruit Salad

No recipe image available.A festive and pretty tropical fruit layered salad perfect for spring and summertime holidays and special occasions.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 pint strawberries, rinsed and hulled
3 tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup toasted cashews
1/4 cup sweetened flaked coconut
10 vanilla wafer cookies
1 (10-ounce) can pineapple slices, halved, reserve juice
2 oranges, peeled and sectioned
2 mangoes, peeled, pitted and chopped

Cooking Directions:

  1. Toss strawberries with 1 tablespoon of the sugar, set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a food processor puree the cashews, coconut and cookies, set aside.
  3. In a 1 1/2 quart glass dish, preferably straight-sided, lay the pineapple slices in a single layer as closely together as possible. Arrange the orange sections on top and spoon the strawberries on top of the oranges. Add 1/2 of the chopped mangoes and sprinkle the coconut mixture on top.
  4. In the bowl of the food processor purée the remaining mango, sugar and the reserved pineapple juice; pour sauce on top of fruit salad and serve by scooping out into bowls.

Makes 6 servings.