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Fluffy Fruit Salad Recipe

Fluffy Fruit Salad Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 173 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 17mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

Reviews for Fluffy Fruit Salad

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omghamom User ID: 3362044 216049
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!"

key-ko User ID: 2829787 7883
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2014

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

sd20 User ID: 5560294 6775
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2013

"Easy and wonderful!! :-)"

sd20 User ID: 5560294 11778
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2013

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

Mrs_Bee User ID: 6987778 7109
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!"

1sdthompson User ID: 3564465 11777
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2009

"The instructions state to put reserved pineapple juice in small saucepan. The instructions never reference the small saucepan again. Instead, the instructions state to add ingredients to a large saucepan and does not reference the pineapple juice again. The instructions should be corrected to remove large saucepan and instead, it should state "To the saucepan, add...."."

1sdthompson User ID: 3564465 6527
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2009

"Easy to make and everyone simply loves it. Best ever fruit salad - - even the kids love it."

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