Recipe by Jannet
"If you want your kids to eat fruits and pasta get them to help with this. My aunt made this for my oldest son."
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1 (16 ounce) package
acini di pepe pasta
2 (20 ounce) cans
2 (11 ounce) cans
mandarin oranges, drained
maraschino cherries, chopped
1 (16 ounce) package
1 (12 ounce) container
frozen whipped topping, thawed
I had made this in the past but lost the recipe. This is a great dessert but be warned that this recipe makes A LOT! I followed it exactly just used the colored marshmallows for Easter. Next time I'll only make 1/2 a recipe b/c that little bag of pasta is deceiving! It has a nice cool, light, fruity taste -perfect for a hot summer's day dessert. It looks a little different but if you convince people to try it, most love it! Make sure and serve it well chilled. Thanks for reminding me how good this is!!
How is this perfect for kids or anyone? As a treat, yes... but to pretend it's healthy is crazy. There is no fresh fruit, it's all syrup based canned. Then add sugar and fake whipped cream and white flour. Wow. It may be tasty, but treat it like a once in a while sugary dessert.
I used this recipe the first time I ever made frog-eyed salad. It was a hit at the bbq we went to. The next time we were invited back they requested that we bring this salad. It may have even been the reason we were invited ;)! Each time I made it I was not able to refrigerate for 8 hours for one reason or another. Both times I put the bowl in the freezer the morning of and stirred every 15 minutes until it was chilled through and not quite freezing to the side of the bowl. Then I refrigerated and added the rest of the ingredients right before we left for the bbq.
This is my favorite salad! It is so yummy; definitely a comfort food around our house. I've tried many different recipes and this one is my fav. I just wish there were a way to take out the eggs, though, because some people in my family are allergic to eggs. Anyway, appreciated the tidbit about being able to freeze it. I add a little cinnamon to mine and coconut; adds a little extra something to it. I also put vanilla in the "sauce."
I'm so glad I found this recipe. My aunt used to make it and I loved it. It's a wonderful way to get in some Vitamin C, and a pretty healthy/low-fat desert. I used splenda instead of sugar and added bananas before serving. I think it'd be great with some apples tossed in too. Will make again.
Just Perfect For The Kids!!!
Well to make it a bit more 'fresh' as a reader suggested, I myself dont like the canned fruit, so I used fresh fruit that was in season and did my own whip cream. To make it thick and to stick I used fresh OJ and heated it with cornstarch and water to make it thick. Recipes are a guidline and u can cahnge them often to your liking I do it all the time. Use a sugar subsitiute or just dont add it - its not that hard really. Only add things you like. I made this for St Patricks day and I colored it green (the whip cream is what I colored).
I was so glad to find this recipe, we always make frog eye salad for big holiday meals. Before, I always used the recipe on the back of a certain pasta, but my grocer discontinued carrying that brand. This recipe is even better anyway. As for the lady that complained about it not being healthy, there are some easy substitutions to make. Whole grain pasta, fresh fruit and Splenda, you can even use real whipped cream just before you serve it. Delicious!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Frog Eyed Salad
Serving Size: 1/15 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 15
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 65
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