Recipe by Linda
"This is a very tasty yet unique fruit salad."
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1/2 (12 ounce) package
1 (3.5 ounce) package
instant vanilla pudding mix
1 1/2 cups
1 (11 ounce) can
mandarin oranges, drained
1 (20 ounce) can
crushed pineapple, drained
1 (15.25 ounce) can
fruit cocktail, drained
1/2 (10 ounce) jar
maraschino cherries, drained
1 (8 ounce) container
frozen whipped topping, thawed
This recipe is actually supposed to be made with the tiny little Acini di pepe pasta, and it is then called "Frog Eye Salad" It is also truly delicious
I made this salad to bring for a party, it was the only salad untouched! pasta and pudding shouldn't mix.
I have a similar recipe to this and am going to suggest using acine de pepe pasta as it is very small, almost like a tapioca.No one will believe it is pasta! Overall this is an excellent salad and usually the first thing to go at parties.
Instead of macaroni I used orzo pasta and it still turned out good. I felt the crushed pineapple kinda got lost in the mixture so next time I will use chunk pineapple. In the flavoring I felt it was missing something.
I really liked this salad. My husband loved it. I will definatly make it again and again.
My kids loved helping make this and ate even more because they made it. Very quick and easy. The texture takes some getting use to though.
I made this for a brunch shower. The ladies liked the salad and I had several requests for the recipe. I used the acini di pepe pasta and I think that made a difference. I had to tell them that there was pasta in there. I don't know that I would have liked this with macaroni noodles. The salad reminded me very much of an ambrosia salad. It was sweet, cool, and refreshing. I think toasted coconut or toasted slivered almonds would be a great garnish.
The kids wanted me to try this. Unfortunately they hated the macaroni. I might try making this again without the macaroni as a dessert since they liked the fruit.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Pasta Fruit Salad II
Serving Size: 1/7 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 7
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 88
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