Island Creamy Fruit Salad

Weekly Recipe: 

2 medium bananas, diced

2 medium apples, diced

1 lemon (juice of)

1 (20 ounce) can pineapple tidbits, drained, juice reserved

2 cups sliced strawberries

2 cups grapes

1/4 cup pecans, chopped

1 (1 1/2 ounce) box sugar-free instant vanilla pudding mix or 1 (1 1/2 ounce) box vegetarian sugar-free instant vanilla pudding mix

1/2 cup water

Combine bananas, apples, and lemon juice in large mixing bowl. Toss until evenly coated. Add pineapple, strawberries, grapes, and pecans. In small mixing bowl, combine pudding mix, water, and pineapple juice with a wire whisk until smooth. Add pudding mixture to fruit. Mix gently until thoroughly coated. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Source: Chef Charles Mattocks