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. —Karen Hatcher, St. Amant, Louisiana
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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benchwarmer User ID: 2482637 231498
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!"

valerie.h User ID: 3021373 33285
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!"

Brenda2772 User ID: 2165447 66011
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2012

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

brittkay83 User ID: 6641044 203100
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2012

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

langang User ID: 5722096 20317
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2011

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

lamcneal User ID: 1545878 20316
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2011

"absolutely love them. Not too sweet, but creamy and perfect"

bubunny User ID: 1985494 71358
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2011

"These fruit cups are great for summer picnics. Everyone asks for the recipe."

MINMAN User ID: 2024376 25663
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2010

"These are wonderful to have on a hot summer day, very refreshing. I have also made these for people that are under the weather and they enjoyed them as well."

arlene kunkel User ID: 2073555 20315
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2010

"easy, delicious make ahead dessert! Every time I take this dessert to a function, I get rave reviews & requests for the recipe!"

NevadaRose User ID: 4283670 66000
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2010

"These are simply delicious - easy to mix up and get rave reviews by my office mates."

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