Fruit Salad Pie

Fruit Salad Pie
BASE mixture
1 c. sugar
1/8 tsp. salt
5 Tbsp. cornstarch
1 1/2 c. cold water
1/2 tsp. red food coloring
1/2 tsp. citric acid or fruit fresh (citric acid is available in pharmacies and used to be used
for canning tomatoes and such)

FRUIT Mixture
1 banana, diced
1/2 apple, diced
1 med. size can pineapple tidbits, drained well
1/4 c. pecans, chopped

1 container Cool Whip
1 Graham Cracker Crust

Combine cornstarch, sugar and salt in med. saucepan. Add 1 1/2 c. cold water and mix well. Cook over medium heat stirring constantly to prevent lumps.. When it starts to boil, cook 1 minute longer. Remove from heat and add red food coloring and citric acid. Set aside to cool then prepare the fruit mixture.
Dice banana, apple and add pineapple and pecans. Add this mixture to the cooled mixture and place all in a graham cracker crust. Chill. Before serving top with Cool Whip. This is a wonderful pie and can be made to look more like Christmas by scattering a few green-colored candied cherries on top of cool whip at serving time.. Enjoy!

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