Fall Fruit Salads to Try

By: The Hale Groves Team | On: | Category: DIY
caramel apple salad

Fall is here! Are you swapping out the barbecue with hearty stews, savory soups, spicy chilis, and comforting casseroles? We don’t blame you – such dishes are the epitome of a fall menu. But don’t eighty-six the salads – with fall fruit, you can enjoy fresh and flavorful salads that blend well with all your favorite fall flavors!

With fall comes a bounty of healthy, seasonal produce to be enjoyed well into the winter. You’ll find oranges for sale at Hale Groves that are delightfully sweet and juicy, plus you can order apples that are big, crispy, and tart. Not only can you order fruit from Hale Groves that is wonderful to snack on fresh out of hand, these lovely fall fruits are all delightful included in salads.

Eating in-season fruit is a great way to bolster up your immune system ahead of the winter to come. Try these three recipes for adding zing to your fall menu with fall fruit!

Easy Caramel Apple Salad

This sweet and fresh-tasting twist on Watergate salad is a wonderful fall treat! Easy to assemble with just a few simple ingredients, it blends sweet, tart, and salty flavors. Butterscotch pudding and pineapple make this stand out from similar salads. Yummy! Serves 12.


2 c. Hale Groves Orchard Fresh Apples, chopped

1 (8 oz.) container frozen whipped topping, thawed

1 (8 oz.) can crushed pineapple

1 (3.4 oz.) package instant butterscotch pudding mix

1 c. peanuts, skins removed


  • Stir together whipped topping, pineapple, and butterscotch pudding mix in a bowl until smooth. Fold chopped premium apples and peanuts into pudding mixture until salad is well mixed.
  • Refrigerate salad until completely chilled (at least 30 minutes) before serving.

Orange Fig Salad

This salad makes a delightful light side dish or appetizer that’s simple and on the table in under 30 minutes. The flavors go beautifully together. In place of gourmet oranges, you can also try it with our tangy Hale Groves Honeybells when they’re in season. A raspberry vinaigrette adds extra fresh fruit flavor. Serves 4.


2 Grove Navel Oranges, peeled, pith removed, and cut into segments

2 heads romaine lettuce, chopped

½ c. crumbled Gorgonzola cheese

2 fresh figs, cut into 1″ cubes

¼ c. vinaigrette dressing


  • Combine lettuce, oranges fruit, cheese, and figs in a large bowl.
  • Drizzle dressing over all and toss to coat. Serve immediately.

Crisp Apples with Citrus Dressing

Looking for a light and healthy lunch for one? Try this delicious salad that combines orchard and citrus fruit for a sweet and tangy flair! The recipe can be increased, making it perfect as a picnic dish. Goes well with grilled dishes. Feel free to use Grove Navel Oranges in place of the Tangerines if you like and use less juice to enjoy a thicker dressing. Serves 1.


1 Hale Groves Orchard Fresh Apple, cored and cut into chunks

2 Hale Groves Honey-Sweet Tangerines, juiced – divided

1 Tbsp. sour cream

1 Tbsp. mayonnaise

1 tsp. granulated sugar

1 pinch salt


  • Toss apple chunks together in a bowl with two teaspoons of tangerine juice.
  • Whisk remaining tangerine juice, sour cream, mayonnaise, sugar, and salt in a bowl until sugar and salt have dissolved.
  • Pour dressing over apple and toss. Serve immediately.
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