Recipe by Marilyn
"My mom always made this for Thanksgiving dinner and it was a hit with everyone. It was a nice change from a gelatin mold salad which most people have."
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1 (20 ounce) can
crushed pineapple, drained
maraschino cherries, quartered
green maraschino cherries, quartered
2 1/2 cups
rainbow colored miniature marshmallows
heavy cream, whipped
This "salad" is yummy enough to be dessert. The last time I had it was when I was six years old and it was at my mother's friend's house. I've craved it ever since. Fortunately, I was able to find the recipe here at All Recipes. Thanks Marilyn! I made it without cream cheese and it turned out great. I used white marshmallows and poured a little of the cherry juice in to make it pink. My husband loves it with pecans. It is very quick and easy to put togther, but it has to freeze for many hours--so plan ahead.
Sorry but we did not care for this salad at all. It had a completely different taste to it. Seemed like it should have been sweeter or something. Sorry.
I love this stuff! It didn't taste as good when I kept it in the freezer. I think it's better in the fridge.
This is a wonderful holiday recipe – with the red and green cherries in a snowy white base! My mother served it every Christmas when I was a child and the recipe was lost along with her until I found it here. I suggest only a few changes. I add about ¼ teaspoon of almond extract and I use sliced almonds instead of pecans. Also, I use the WHITE rather than the pastel mix of mini-marshmallows. I freeze the mixture in muffin tins. It’s so easy to pop out individual servings onto a salad plate with lettuce leaf or two, garnish with a dollop of mayo topped with a cherry. Very pretty and delicious. Best of all, you can/must make ahead – relieves some of the “last minute” pressure.
Yes! I've been looking for this recipe! I used to make it 15 years ago. I'm making it for Thanksgiving, but using low fat cream cheese, and lo fat Miracle Whip. It needs to be a little "lighter" for our tastes.
Just like I remember. My mom used to make this for holiday meals and she was the only one who "loved it". Now I do too. I did forget to put in the marshmallows after I made my hubby search several stores for them. I will have to try again and remember the marshmallows although it was excellent without.
I think it has was too much mayonnaise. If I made it again, I would only use 1/2 cup.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Kay's Frozen Fruit Salad
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 424
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