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Fruit Ball Recipe
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Fruit Ball

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"A cheesy fruit ball to serve with crackers anytime, anyplace. I made this recipe at my parents' 50th anniversary party."

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Original recipe makes 1 large ball Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins

    5 mins


  1. In a medium size mixing bowl, mix together cream cheese, fruit cocktail, and instant pudding mix. Add 1/4 cup almonds, if desired. Shape mixture into a ball, and then roll in the remaining almonds.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 26, 2004

This was a wonderful recipe. My helpful hints. #1 Empty the fruit cocktail into a strainer and drain for a couple of hours in the refrigerator. #2 Mix the fruit cocktail and cream cheese together first then slowly incorporate the pudding mix. #3 Line a 1qt glass-mixing bowl with saran wrap leaving a generous amount over the edges. Spoon in the mixture and fold the saran wrap edges over the top and pat the mix down firmly. #4 Refrigerate overnight. Just before serving unwrap the “ball” and invert onto a 10-inch pie plate. Serve with vanilla wafers around the ball filling the pie plate. This was a hit at my work potluck today!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 25, 2004

I made a half recipe and it was way too much. It is really difficult for the ball to hold its shape. Probably best to serve it in a little dish, like a dip. I thought it tasted good, but doubt if I'd make it again.


64 Ratings

Jan 25, 2004

I've made this for church and for work and everyone loves it. One lady said "It is the best thing I have ever put in my mouth." I got special requests for it at work. I serve it with wheat thins and pretzels. The nutty flavor of these go well with the sweetness of the dip

Jan 25, 2004

This was a big hit at the party I took it to. Was too soft to mold into a ball, so will probably cut down some on the fruit next time. Served it as a dip with vanilla wafers....mmmm,delicious!

Jan 25, 2004

This recipe takes so few ingredients. I had 3 people ask for the recipe within a half hour. You can dip anything from pretzels, crackers, or graham snacks in this dip.

Apr 09, 2005

Mmmm, yummy! This was really tasty. I made sure to drain the fruit enough, and I took the advice of another reviewer and pressed the fruit with paper towels right before I mixed it in with the other ingredients. I didn't have enough time to wait for this to chill to form it into a ball, but I did put it in a glass pie dish and sprinkle nuts on top. This was pretty and tasty too, perfect for a hot summer evening! I served this with 'Nilla Wafers and Graham crackers, and by the end of the evening half of it was already gone! Thanks for the super recipe!

Jan 25, 2004

It would not shape into a cheese ball, so I just put it into a dish. Next ime I would just add the nuts instead of trying to roll them onto a ball

Jan 25, 2004

My family and friends love this fruit ball. I've found it's very important that the fruit cocktail be well drained. I blot it between paper towels to remove the liquid. If too much liquid is left on the fruit cocktail the ball won't form properly.


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  • Calories
  • 108 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 11.2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 15 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 6.6 g
  • 10%
  • Fiber
  • 0.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 1.9 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 106 mg
  • 4%

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

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