"Acini di pepe is the Italian word for peppercorns. These rice shaped pasta work well in this chilled fruit salad. Great in the summer, but my family asks for it every holiday. Every time I bring this to a party I get requests for the recipe." — CORTAB0408
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acini di pepe pasta
1 (20 ounce) can
crushed pineapple, drained with juice reserved
1 (15 ounce) can
mandarin oranges, drained with liquid reserved
1 (8 ounce) container
frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 (10 ounce) jar
maraschino cherries, drained
I have made this salad with a few alterations that make this recipe the bomb! Substitute the flour, and use 1 heaping tablespoon of corn starch. Once the pasta and the liquid mixture have been made wait until custardy mixture and pasta cool to room temperature. Once custard is room temperature add in the whip topping, until thouroughly blended. Then add the marshmellows, pasta, pineapple and mandarin oranges. I omit the cherries altogether. Whalla, I much better way of combining this salad with creamier results! :)
It must be me, since most other reviewers loved this recipe. I couldn't get past the texture. For me, this type of pasta doesn't work in a fruit salad. Also I believe the addition of marshmallows puts this way over the top on sweetness. Sorry!
I loved this salad, be careful, it makes a lot.
My family loves this! I took it to a potluck with friends, and they loved it too! I had to use orzo since I couldn't find acini di pepe in my 3 local supermarkets (I live in Hilo, Hawaii). I will definitely be making this again.
This recipe was a great hit for Christmas dinner. I cut down the sugar to 1/2 cup.
This salad is great. I followed someone elses lead and changed flour to cornstarch and cooled custard mixture to room temp then added cool whip. Easy to make. Fruity and refreshing. I will make this again!
Wow, what a treat!! I served this at a large family gathering and everyone loved it!! I will be making this again!!
Always a favorite to serve at home or to take to gatherings.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Acini di Pepe Salad
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 81
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