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Creamy Fruit Medley Recipe

Creamy Fruit Medley Recipe

Last but not least, Yvonne tosses together an effortless sweet treat to cap off the meal. "I received the recipe for Creamy Fruit Medley from a friend of my mother's years ago," she recalls. "I always have the ingredients on hand in case I need a quick dessert. "Any flavor of gelatin works well, and sometimes I spoon it into individual parfait glasses instead of serving it in one big bowl," Yvonne suggests. "Everyone enjoys it."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 1 carton (16 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 package (3 ounces) orange gelatin
  • 1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, optional


  • 1. Set aside 1 cup whipped topping. Place the remaining topping in a large bowl; sprinkle with gelatin and stir until combined. Fold in the pineapple, oranges, marshmallows and pecans if desired. Garnish with reserved topping. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 403 calories, 13g fat (13g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 44mg sodium, 66g carbohydrate (50g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

Reviews for Creamy Fruit Medley

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DragonSlayersRosebud User ID: 198468 43849
Reviewed May. 22, 2014

"My daughter loves mandarin oranges & I was looking for an easy fruit side complimentary salad to add to her birthday dinner. This hit the spot. She loved it too! Tasty, cool with a nice citrus taste, I used a smaller container of cool whip so it would be more fruity. Nice compliment fruity salad with dinner."

CNCFemale User ID: 3554707 66260
Reviewed May. 18, 2013

"exactly what I was looking for from my childhood!!!

I did have to adjust tho, as I needed a large qty of fluff and didn't have enough fruit. I made a quadruple (4) batch of fluff but only had pineapplen mandarins for 2 of the batches n only 16 oz of coolwhip...I know, why bother right? nononono!
I added a small container of heavy whipping cream(unbeaten, just as a liquid) to sub for the missing cool whip and used the equivalent of peach slices (mashed between my fingers to smaller pieces) to make up for the missing fruit.
I also mixed the fruit with the jello first till jello was dissolved n then folded in coolwhip/marshmellows and whipping cream. this turned out wonderfully for our church felloship dinner n many asked for the recipe n asked me to bring it more often n in different flavors for our ladies meetings!
thank you for giving me back a beloved dessert from 30 years ago!"

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Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.