I could only find cans of light syrup mandarin oranges, not the fruit sweetened variety.
First I made up some strawberry sauce or topping. I followed a recipe here, but added just 2 tsp of lemon juice instead of the lemon zest.
Then I put together the canned fruits, pineapple and mandarin organges.
Next I chopped the apples into small pieces with the skin on. By mixing the apple pieces with the citrus fruits, the apples wouldn't brown.
Finally I took the cooled strawberry sauce and using a slotted spoon, added the strawberries and most of the sauce. About 1/2 cup of just sauce remained and I saved it for waffles or maybe ice cream.
After mixing everything together it resembled the fruit salad and tastes great too.
Ingredients:Pineapple tidbits - one 20 oz can in juice, drained
Mandarin oranges - two 15 oz cans in light syrup, drained
Jonagold apples - two large apples chopped
Strawberry sauce (16oz strawberries, 1/4 cup sugar, 1/4 cup cold water, 1 TB corn starch, 2 tsp lemon juice)