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Fluffy Fruit Salad Recipe
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Fluffy Fruit Salad Recipe

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I like to bring my mom's fruit salad to potlucks. Its smooth sauce combined with all the colorful fruit makes it different than any other fruit salad I've tried. I've given out the recipe more times than I can remember. — Anne Heinonen, Howell, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:12-16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 12-16 servings


  • 2 cans (20 ounces each) unsweetened crushed pineapple
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) fruit cocktail
  • 2 cans (11 ounces each) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 2 bananas, sliced
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 173 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 47 mg cholesterol, 17 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.


  1. Drain pineapple, reserving 1 cup juice in a small saucepan. Set pineapple aside. In a large saucepan, add sugar, flour, eggs, orange juice, lemon juice and oil. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil for 1 minute; remove from the heat and let cool.
  2. In a large salad bowl, combine the pineapple, fruit cocktail, oranges and bananas. Fold in whipped cream and cooled sauce. Chill for several hours. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Originally published as Fluffy Fruit Salad in Taste of Home April/May 1994, p39

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Reviewed Dec. 27, 2014

"Printed this recipe and tried to make it, was a bit confused by the small sauce pan instructions, so had to look on line...this had better be good!"

Reviewed Nov. 22, 2014

"My daughter loves this fruit salada so much, she wants this salada instead her birthday cake !"

Reviewed Jun. 29, 2013

"Easy and wonderful!! :-)"

Reviewed Jun. 13, 2013

"Very easy and very good!! :-)"

Reviewed Nov. 21, 2012

"Clipped this one out of a magazine and it always turns out perfect. I do my own combination of "canned fruit cocktail" with fresh fruit instead. Hope to see more reviews on this one. It's YUMMMMY!"

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