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Orzo Cheesecake Fruit Salad Recipe
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Orzo Cheesecake Fruit Salad Recipe

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This salad features my favorite fruits, complemented by the creamy pudding mix. It even works as a dessert. —Priscilla Gilbert, Indian Harbour Beach, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1 cup uncooked orzo pasta
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant cheesecake or vanilla pudding mix
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1 large banana, sliced
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 cans (11 ounces each) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1 cup canned sliced peaches, drained and chopped
  • 1/2 cup maraschino cherries, drained and quartered
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut, toasted

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 270 calories, 10 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 3 mg cholesterol, 101 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein.


  1. Cook orzo according to package directions. Drain and rinse in cold water; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the pudding mix, sour cream and pineapple. Toss banana with lemon juice; stir into pudding mixture. Stir in the oranges, marshmallows, pecans, peaches, cherries and orzo. Fold in whipped topping. Sprinkle with coconut. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until chilled. Yield: 16 servings.
Originally published as Orzo Cheesecake Fruit Salad in Simple & Delicious May 2010, p49

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 270 calories, 10 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 3 mg cholesterol, 101 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein.

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Reviewed Jun. 20, 2011

I made this salad over the weekend for a Ladie's Brunch. Everyone loved it! My aunt even asked for the recipe so that she could take it to a church function the next day. At first the list of ingredients looks like a lot, but it's really not. I made it just as the recipe called for with the exception of adding the bananas. (A few of us cannot eat the bananas). It makes a lot, too, which was good since my husband liked the leftovers!

Reviewed May. 4, 2011

Made this for Easter dinner and got rave reviews. Everyone loved it and I am looking for another excuse to make it.

Reviewed Apr. 8, 2011

It sounds good, but I have family alergic to mandarin oranges. Any suggestions on what I could substitute?

Reviewed Aug. 23, 2010

Loved the recipe~took it to a surprise party and was gone in a flash!!

Reviewed Jul. 12, 2010

My husband loves this recipe. I leave out the coconut but its fast and easy to make. Great for cookouts.

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