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Overnight Fruit Salad Recipe
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I first tasted this rich fruit salad at my wedding reception almost 40 years ago. The ladies who did the cooking wouldn't share the recipe at the time, but I eventually got it. I've made it for many meals, and our daughters copied the recipe when they married. —Eileen Duffeck, Lena, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES:12-16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES: 12-16 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups green grapes
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple chunks, drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 2 medium firm bananas, sliced
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 244 calories, 16g fat (8g saturated fat), 84mg cholesterol, 44mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein .

Directions

  1. In a double boiler over medium heat, cook and stir eggs, sugar and vinegar until mixture is thickened and reaches 160°. Remove from the heat; stir in butter. Cool.
  2. In a large serving bowl, combine grapes, marshmallows, pineapple, oranges and bananas; add cooled dressing and stir to coat. Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight. Just before serving, fold in whipped cream and pecans. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Originally published as Overnight Fruit Salad in Taste of Home February/March 1999, p33


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BIRD5353 253100
Reviewed Aug. 24, 2016

"This was our Christmas salad passed down by my grandmother in Oklahoma. She used cherries instead of bananas. For people who say to use cool whip, it is not the same at all. The dressing partially dissolves the marshmallows, and the salad is even better the second day (although it usually doesn't last that long)."

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mebaumert 249418
Reviewed Jun. 14, 2016

"Great new fruit salad. Super easy to make. Guests loved it!"

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Realtytrainer 249403
Reviewed Jun. 14, 2016

"I made this for a family Memorial Day get together. It was a definite hit. Everyone raved about it."

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GRITS72 248849
Reviewed May. 31, 2016

"The salad tasted good. I was disappointed in it though. I followed the recipe exactly except following one reviewers suggestion of replacing whipped cream with cool whip. You couldn't tell what fruit you were eating. The bananas and marshmallows just disintegrated. The pudding became almost foamy and overpowered the fruit. If I make it again, I would definitely increase the quantity of fruit. The bananas didn't have a chance to turn brown."

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MizzBanker 248823
Reviewed May. 30, 2016

"Sounding awful and tasting awful are two different things BigMick1. There are all different types of fruit salads. Please do not knock it until you try it. Why add all of that junk you ask? Because it tastes good that's why."

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annsway1 248781
Reviewed May. 29, 2016

"The eggs, sugar and vinegar make a nice pudding to incorporate the fruit into. It is an old and delicious recipe. The other recipe without the eggs, sugar and vinegar is called 'five cup salad (with coconut) and it is very good also."

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Mirontino 248284
Reviewed May. 16, 2016

"Amazing, to say the least!!!!"

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smmturley@yahoo.com 248212
Reviewed May. 14, 2016

"What is the purpose of the eggs? I've looked at several other Fruit Salad recipes but this is the first I've seen that called for eggs? Would it ruin the recipe if I omitted them?"

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dcscake_OH 248209
Reviewed May. 14, 2016

"This is a definite go to salad for company. I had it years ago, and got the recipe and have made it ever since. It is so refreshing."

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sedonared7 248207
Reviewed May. 14, 2016

"We always had this for Thanksgiving and Christmas when I was growing up. My grandmother called it 24 hour salad. Yummy thanks for posting."

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