Fruit Cocktail Delight Recipe
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Fruit Cocktail Delight Recipe

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I use convenient canned fruit cocktail and instant pudding to prepare this dessert. It makes a refreshing and pretty finale to any meal, especially when it's served in glass dishes. I sometimes garnish each serving with whipped cream and a cherry.—Bonnie Evans, Cameron, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 5 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 5 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 can (15 ounces) fruit cocktail, undrained
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1/2 cup miniature marshmallows
  • Chopped nuts, optional

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 95 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 667mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fruit.


  1. In a large bowl, combine fruit cocktail and dry pudding mix; stir for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set. Chill until serving. Fold in marshmallows just before serving. Garnish with nuts if desired. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Fruit Cocktail Delight in Quick Cooking September/October 1999, p20

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joan 321 User ID: 5482442 88412
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2013

"I have made this fruit dish for several covered dish dinners.It is a winner. I add fresh fruit(strawberries,bananas,

pineapple, oranges, grapes, melons, peaches) then a can of pears or tropical fruit drained. Mix the fruit juice and pudding and pour over the fruit. Excellent with pound cake."

cea267 User ID: 1848598 68481
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2013

"To snowball09: Just drain the fruit and this becomes spoon soft and quite delish! I also drain and add Marachino cherries to the fruit cause we love 'em.


snowball09 User ID: 6662651 35509
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2013

"T tried once it was terrible followed recipe to t it was not firm and it just was not good tried couple spoons and rest went in garbage still looking for good fruit salad recipe"

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