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Ingredients

3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup flour
1 cup milk
1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple, drained
2 tablespoons butter
4 medium apples, not peeled, chunked
1 cup green grapes
1 cup toasted chopped pecans
1/4 cup each red and green maraschino cherries, quartered

Instructions

In saucepan combine sugar and flour. Stir in milk and pineapple; stir until blended. Bring to boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Cook and stir 2 minutes until thickened. Remove from heat. Add butter; cool. In bowl mix apples, grapes, pecans and cherries; add dressing. Stir to coat. Refrigerate until serving.

Julie Krebs
Moline



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