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Lemonade Pudding Fruit Salad Recipe

Lemonade Pudding Fruit Salad Recipe

I first made this for a family reunion, and now it's always requested for our family gatherings. The sweet and tangy lemonade-pudding coating goes well with any fruit, so feel free to substitute your favorites. —Rhonda Eads, Jasper, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. + chilling YIELD:20 servings


  • 1 medium honeydew, peeled, seeded and cubed
  • 1 medium cantaloupe, peeled, seeded and cubed
  • 2 cups cubed seedless watermelon
  • 2 medium peaches, sliced
  • 2 medium nectarines, sliced
  • 1 cup seedless red grapes
  • 1 cup halved fresh strawberries
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 2 medium kiwifruit, peeled, halved and sliced
  • 2 medium firm bananas, sliced
  • 1 large Granny Smith apple, cubed
  • 1 can (12 ounces) frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the first nine ingredients. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  • 2. Just before serving, stir in bananas and apple. Combine lemonade concentrate and dry pudding mix; pour over fruit and toss to coat. Yield: 20 servings (3/4 cup each).

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 129 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 78 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fruit.

Reviews for Lemonade Pudding Fruit Salad

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Reviewed Jul. 14, 2015

"It was a pretty salad but all I could taste was the awful sourness of the lemonade. It over-rode everything. If I make it again, the lemonade will be cut in half, at least, or replaced with something else. For all the work of chopping the fruit, it was a bust."

Reviewed May. 26, 2015

"It was OK for me, other people really liked it. For me I felt it was too tangy I guess. I like my fruit a little sweeter."

Reviewed May. 4, 2015

"Not going to be a fam-fav"

Reviewed Mar. 23, 2015

"This was a big hit at our church's social hour. I was impressed with how the apples and bananas did not turn brown (because of the lemonade). One person told me it tasted like "spring" in a dish!! This is a keeper."

Reviewed Jul. 4, 2014

"Love the dressing makes a great fruit salad,"

Reviewed Jun. 20, 2013

"I've usually added only a little lemon juice over fruit salads, but thought this might be an improvement. My family and I didn't care for the flavor of the vanilla pudding with the fruit. I'm not sure if a lemon pudding mix would be much different, but I think we'll just stick with lemon juice for flavor and to avoid adding extra sugar and calories. I'm glad others have enjoyed this."

Reviewed Jun. 10, 2013

"We really enjoyed the "dressing" for our fruit salad which was composed of both fresh and frozen fruits. I want to try pistachio instant pudding and frozen pina colada mix"

Reviewed Aug. 26, 2011

"I changed this a little because my Dad can't have the Kiwi or the Strawberries, so I added different color grapes & apples, my Family loves this for family get togethers!"

Reviewed Jul. 24, 2011

"Wonderful salad! I like it served very cold. This is easy and ample amount,"

Reviewed Jul. 3, 2011

"a very nice summer salad."

Reviewed Jul. 1, 2011

"You know your salad is a hit when you come home with an empty bowl! This one goes in the "keep" section!"

Reviewed Jun. 30, 2011

"Very nice! I used banana pudding instead of vanilla and used the fruit I had on hand....watermelon, strawberries, apple, canned peaches and mandarin oranges."

Reviewed Jun. 18, 2011

"Great recipe! The vanilla pudding and lemonade dressing is nice twist. I used two different sized melon ballers to scoop out the melons for added visual interest."

Reviewed Jun. 14, 2011

"Love the lemonade and vanilla pudding. Plan to use this at friend's party and also have pound cake on the side. Wonderful, great for summer and something different!"

Reviewed Jun. 13, 2011

"This fruit salad is the best!!! Everyone really enjoyed it!!!!! Easy to make!"

Reviewed Jun. 13, 2011

"My Mom gave me this same recipe many, many years ago. The only difference is that instead of frozen lemonade concentrate, she used orange frozen concentrate. So try that too. It works just as well."

Reviewed May. 14, 2011 Edited Feb. 19, 2016

"This truly is fabulous!"

Reviewed Jun. 26, 2010 Edited Feb. 19, 2016

"i make a simular recipie for our outings, but i add pineapple and marachino cherries, (drained) I reserve the juice and add that to a box of cooking vanilla pudding instead of the milk, then cool and add to fruit, it is very good too"

Reviewed Jun. 21, 2010

"This is so easy and tastes great!"

Reviewed Oct. 26, 2009

"I've made this for church gatherings and to take to others' houses for when someone was in the hospital. It was a big hit with everyone!"

Reviewed Aug. 10, 2009

"Fabulous Fruit Salad. Made this recipe on Saturday for a family cookout. It was a big hit - it was gone in a matter of minutes. Several people have requested the recipe. Another winnner @ taste of home. awashington"

Reviewed Jun. 22, 2009 Edited Feb. 19, 2016

"The sauce/dressing for this fruit salad is very runny-it fills up half the serving bowl with liquid. When served on a plate, it ran all over the hamburgers, chips, etc. and got everything wet. Sauce needs to be thickened up, perhaps by using only half the lemonade. Consider serving this salad on the side in a small sauce dish."

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