Christmas Fruit Salad Recipe
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Christmas Fruit Salad Recipe

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It was at the very first Thanksgiving I spent with my husband's family that I tasted this for the first time. My mother-in-law shared the recipe. I serve it for special occasions, plus it's a main-stay at the potlucks we have at work. After 41 years of marriage, my husband and I still enjoy the salad - along with our four children and their spouses and our nine grandchildren. -Ina Vickers, Dumas, Arkansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling Cook: 10 min.
MAKES:12-14 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling Cook: 10 min.
MAKES: 12-14 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 egg yolks, beaten
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 3 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • 3 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 2 cups halved green grapes
  • 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple tidbits, drained
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 jar (10 ounces) red maraschino cherries, drained and sliced
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 293 calories, 20 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 92 mg cholesterol, 107 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, combine egg yolks, water, vinegar and salt. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and reaches 160°. Remove from the heat and cool; fold in whipped cream.
  2. In a large bowl, combine remaining ingredients. Add dressing; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 24 hours. Yield: 12-14 servings.
Originally published as Christmas Fruit Salad in Country Woman November/December 1998, p31

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 293 calories, 20 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 92 mg cholesterol, 107 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

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Reviewed Dec. 30, 2013

This turned out to be delicious and received raves, but I had to add about 1/2 c. sugar to it after mixing it all together. The recipe calls for white vinegar, and all I had was cider vinegar, so I used that. Maybe that was why it just wasn't sweet enough. But no problem.....the added sugar cut the vinegar that was over-powering everything and made it taste good Everyone loved it.

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Reviewed Sep. 4, 2013

I first made this recipe for my mother and dads 50th anniversary. Big hit! Been making it for parties ever since.

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Reviewed Dec. 28, 2011

Very good, and I added green, red, yellow, jello!

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Reviewed Dec. 28, 2011

Very good, and I added green, red, yellow, jellow!

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Reviewed Feb. 27, 2011

Everyone at work loved this fruit salad!

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