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Layered Fruit Salad Recipe

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layered fruit salad recipe
This healthy fruit salad recipe is great for Weight Watchers members as well as fruit lovers.

Made from a variety of fresh fruits and other yummy ingredients to sweeten it up, it is quick and easy and sure to be a hit at any picnic or party. 

Fresh fruit is the best but you can use frozen if they are not in season.

Layered Fruit Salad Recipe

Below is a list of ingredients needed to make this healthy fruit salad.

You can modify by selecting your favorite fresh fruits.

If the fruit is not in season, you can use canned fruit.

Just make sure the canned fruit does not have added syrup but is stored in it's own fruit juices.

Recipe Type

Fruit, Salad, Side, Snack

Degree of Difficulty



  • 2 cups sliced fresh peaches
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • 2 cups halved green grapes
  • 1 (8 ounce) package reduced fat cream cheese
  • Healthy Substitutions

    You can modify this recipe to reduce the fat and sugars by making some healthy substitutions. Click here to see how.
    1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 (8 ounce) container frozen reduced-fat frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1/4 cup chopped Almonds

Weight Watchers Members

For Weight Watchers members, you can safely swap out any fruit for your favorites without changing the points plus values.

Because fruits are "freebies" on points plus, then chaning the recipe with different fruits won't change the values. If you used canned or frozen fruit, just make sure there is no added sugar or other sweeteners.

If you are not a member, then you would need to adjust the nutrition information below based on the changes you made to this recipe.


Use these step by step directions to make this healthy fruit salad recipe. Remember to incorporate the changes you want to make to this recipe.
  1. Layer the fruit in the order listed above in a 2-1/2-qt. glass bowl or caserole dish.
  2. Beat together the cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth in a mixing bowl.
  3. Fold in the whipped topping.
  4. Spoon the mixture over the fruit.
  5. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  6. When ready to serve, take out of refrigerator and sprinkle with the almonds.

Cooking Times

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: n/a

Total Time: 15 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition facts shown below are per serving. The number of serving is noted in the header section below.

The serving size is the first item noted on the nutrition facts table.

Nutrition Per Serving

Number of Servings: 10
Serving Size 3/4 cup
Calories 150
Total Fat 5g
      Sat Fat 2.5g
Cholesterol 3.1mg
Sodium 174.9mg
Total Carbohydrates 22.5g
      Fiber 2.5g
      Sugar 18.1g
Protein 5.8g

Weight Watchers Points

Orig. WW Pts: 3
Points Plus: 2

Note: The points plus values do not include nutritional information for the fruits in this recipe since fruits are zero points on this plan. Nutrition for recipe without fruits is as follows;


This fruit salad recipe is a great summer time side dish. With all the fresh fruits available you can have a different layered fruit salad each time you make it.


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Alternatives for Reduced Calories and Fat

Use these tips to make this an even healthier layered fruit salad recipe.

Reduced Sugar Substitute 

Replace the powdered sugar with your own home made powdered sugar using a sugar substitute. To do this, use approximately 1/8 cup of the artificial sweetener and pinch (about 1/8 tsp) of cornstarch. 


You will need approximately 1/2 of what the recipe states as artificial sweeteners are more sweet tasting.

Place the sweetener and cornstarch in the blender and grind them together to make the powder. 

If you don't have cornstarch on hand, you can skip adding this if you are using right away. 

The cornstarch is used as an anti-clumping agent when storing the product. 

Let the powder settle before taking off the lid of the blender. Just add your reduced calorie powdered sugar to the recipe as indicated in the directions.

Reduced Fat Substitute 

Use fat free cream cheese instead of the reduced fat version. While the fat free has a different texture, it will blend in nicely with the powdered sugar. 


You can use any flavored non-fat yogurt or just use plain if you don't want additional flavors in your recipe.

Make your own cream cheese using non-fat yogurt. By draining the liquids from yogurt, you can make your own creamy yogurt cheese. 

To do this, place a colander in a bowl making sure there is about 2" between the bottom of the colander and the bottom of the bowl. 

Line the colander with cheese cloth or basket style coffee filters. Spoon in your cream cheese and place in the refrigerator over night (or at least 2 hours). Once the liquids have been removed you will be able to use the yogurt cheese in this recipe.

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