Creamy Frozen Fruit Cups Recipe
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Creamy Frozen Fruit Cups Recipe

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I love to prepare these cool, fluffy fruit cups to give a refreshing boost to many meals. They've been well received at family gatherings and summer barbecues. There's no last-minute fuss since you make them well in advance.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + freezing
MAKES:18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + freezing
MAKES: 18 servings


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 jar (10 ounces) maraschino cherries, drained
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • Fresh mint, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 161 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 39mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein


  1. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and sugar until fluffy. Halve 9 cherries; chop the remaining cherries. Set aside halved cherries and 18 orange segments for garnish. Add the pineapple, pecans and chopped cherries to cream cheese mixture. Fold in whipped topping and remaining oranges.
  2. Line muffin cups with paper or foil liners. Spoon fruit mixture into cups; garnish with reserved cherries and oranges. Freeze until firm. Remove from the freezer 10 minutes before serving. Top with mint if desired. Yield: 1-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Creamy Frozen Fruit Cups in Taste of Home April/May 1999, p33

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Reviewed Aug. 20, 2015

"These were a hit for a summertime bridal shower. They're so pretty and refreshing, gluten-free, and easy to make ahead. I used the lower-fat cream cheese and the lower-sugar Cool Whip and they tasted fantastic. Save the leftover juice and any remaining fruit to make into smoothies. Yum on all counts!"

Reviewed Jan. 3, 2014

"A friend from work has prepared this several times for our ladies' Christmas luncheon --- always a hit! This past season she spooned the mixture into a short-sided casserole pan, froze it till firm, and then served it up with an ice cream scoop after letting it stand at room temp for the recommended time. Super easy and way less prep on her part!"

Reviewed Apr. 15, 2012

"Wonderful, light, summer treat. Easy for make-ahead meals."

Reviewed Apr. 13, 2012

"Awesome, not overly sweet, only made 14 for me. me"

Reviewed Nov. 1, 2011

"Easy to make and very delicious. Great to put in the freezer for later."

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