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Creamy Fruit Bowl Recipe

Creamy Fruit Bowl Recipe

THIS fruit salad is always on the menu for special occasions, since it can be served as a salad or dessert. It's a traditional dish with our family, and it must be passed on to a new bride. When one of us brings it to a gathering, we take a copy of the recipe along to share. Someone always requests it! -Gretchen Baudhuin, Palm Coast, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling YIELD:10-12 servings


  • 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple tidbits, undrained
  • 3 egg yolks, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • Dash salt
  • 4 medium navel oranges, sectioned, divided
  • 3 cups seedless grapes, divided
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • Fresh mint, optional


  • 1. Drain pineapple, reserving 2 tablespoons juice; set pineapple aside. Pour juice into a double boiler; add the egg yolks, sugar, vinegar, butter and salt. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until mixture thickens and a thermometer reads at least 160°. Cool.
  • 2. Stir in the pineapple, three oranges, 2-1/2 cups grapes and marshmallows. Cover and chill for at least 12 hours.
  • 3. Fold in whipped cream just before serving. Top with remaining oranges and grapes. Garnish with mint if desired. Yield: 10-12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 201 calories, 10 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 83 mg cholesterol, 37 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein.