Acini di Pepe Salad Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Acini di Pepe Salad Recipe

Acini di Pepe Salad

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"Acini di pepe is the Italian word for peppercorns. Any tiny round-shaped pasta works 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."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
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Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente. Drain.
  2. In medium saucepan, combine reserved liquids from pineapple and oranges (equals about 1 1/2 cups), sugar, eggs, salt and flour. Cook until thick, stirring constantly. When mixture becomes thick, add cooked pasta and refrigerate overnight.
  3. The next day, add pineapple and oranges, whipped topping and marshmallows to taste. Mix together and top with cherries if desired. Keep chilled until served.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 17, 2003

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! :)

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 25, 2004

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!

 

118 Ratings

Mar 17, 2006

I loved this salad, be careful, it makes a lot.

 
Jan 25, 2004

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.

 
Jan 03, 2006

This recipe was a great hit for Christmas dinner. I cut down the sugar to 1/2 cup.

 
Jan 25, 2004

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!

 
Jan 25, 2004

Wow, what a treat!! I served this at a large family gathering and everyone loved it!! I will be making this again!!

 
Jan 14, 2006

Always a favorite to serve at home or to take to gatherings.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 487 kcal
  • 24%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 98.7 g
  • 32%
  • Cholesterol
  • 53 mg
  • 18%
  • Fat
  • 8.9 g
  • 14%
  • Fiber
  • 1.9 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 6.6 g
  • 13%
  • Sodium
  • 195 mg
  • 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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