Fresh Fall Fruit Salad with Walnuts and Blue Cheese Recipe

fresh fall fruit salad
Fall Fruit Salad kennejima
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 5 mins
Plus: 20 mins
Total: 40 mins
Servings: 2 servings

Autumn brings us a bounty of delicious fall fruits. Apples, pears, and cranberries make a wonderful combination. Lots of beautiful textures and flavors in this salad: fresh fruits, dried cranberries, blue cheese, red onion and a little balsamic vinegar.

Both tart and sweet, this salad make a great salad to start a meal or can be used as a side dish to accompany chicken or pork.


  • 1 large apple (peeled, cored, and cut into 1/2 inch cubes)
  • 1 pear (ripe, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/2 inch cubes)
  • 1/4 cup cranberries (dried)
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 4 ounces blue cheese (firm, crumbled)
  • 1/2 red onion (sliced thin)
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • To Taste: salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Optional: mixed salad greens

Steps to Make It

  1. Place the walnuts on a cookie sheet and toast in a preheated oven at 350 F for 3 to 5 minutes. Remove, let cool and roughly chop.

  2. In a large bowl, toss together all the ingredients.

  3. Serve plain or on a bed of romaine lettuce or mixed greens.

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