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Creamy Frozen Fruit Cups Recipe

Creamy Frozen Fruit Cups Recipe

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 YIELD:18 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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 oranges 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 161 calories, 9 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 39 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.