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Chilled Fruit Cups Recipe
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Chilled Fruit Cups Recipe

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"This refreshing frozen salad is easy to assemble ahead and serve to a group at breakfast - or any time of day," remarks Andrea Hawthorne of Bozeman, Montana. It's a convenient and colorful addition to a holiday buffet.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + freezing
MAKES:18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + freezing
MAKES: 18 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 can (12 ounces) frozen pineapple juice concentrate, thawed
  • 1 can (6 ounces) frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 medium firm bananas, sliced
  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen unsweetened strawberries
  • 1 can (15 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple
  • 18 clear plastic cups (9 ounces)

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 141 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 3 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, prepare pineapple juice concentrate according to package directions. Add orange juice concentrate, water, sugar, lemon juice and fruit. Spoon 3/4 cupful into each plastic cup. Place cups in a pan and freeze. Remove from the freezer 40-50 minutes before serving. Yield: 18 servings.
Originally published as Chilled Fruit Cups in Quick Cooking November/December 1999, p17

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 141 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 3 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.

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Reviewed Nov. 27, 2011

These are great! They are easy to make and I have found they are an easy, quick breakfast. (You can thaw them by microwaving them.) I loved the chunks of fruit- I also added a 10 oz. or 2 oz. (I forget which one it was) package of frozen blueberries to the mix. You might need a couple extra cups for this addition. I might add less blueberries next time- it turned the mixture a funny color of purple. Also, be sure to halve; or better yet; quarter your strawberries, they can remain frozen when the rest of your fruit cup is not. So yummy- a quick snack. Will make again!

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Reviewed May. 16, 2010

This is a "big" hit out at the baseball park. I can't keep enough in our concessions stand. So easy to put together & tastes great!!!!!! So try it & you won't regret it....Yumm

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Reviewed Apr. 5, 2010

The ease of prep was key...very easy assembly. I suggest taking out of freezer alot sooner. Mine were still pretty frozen even after the 40-50 minutes. Next time I would cut the strawberries in half because by the time the fruit cups were of a slushy consistency, the whole strawberries were still frozen. People were spiting out the strawberries because they were so cold. I put a dolop of whip cream on top to finish and a cherry. Looked very pretty and colorful on the Easter Brunch table.

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