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Overnight Fruit Salad Recipe

Overnight Fruit Salad Recipe

I first tasted this rich 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.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling YIELD:12-16 servings


  • 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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Overnight Fruit Salad

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Reviewed Dec. 7, 2013

"A GREAT go to recipe!"

Reviewed Nov. 21, 2012

"My entire family of 7 and everyone else I have made this for Love it!!! It is always on the menu for get togethers. SO GOOD!!!"

Reviewed Jul. 20, 2012

"Since this recipe was first printed, I have made it many times for family events and picnics. I get requested to make it frequently especially by my mother who loves it and makes it too."

Reviewed Apr. 22, 2011

"i have made this fruit salad for a few years now and everyone looks forward to it , especially for Easter! We love it, thank you and have a wonderful day!"

Reviewed Jan. 3, 2010

"I have made this salad for several years now, always with rave reviews."

Reviewed Dec. 28, 2009

"Love this recipe, everyone always loves it when I make it."

Reviewed Dec. 21, 2009

"I have been making this recipes for years now and I will continue for many to come. The only thing I have chagned is I do not use whipping cream, I use cool whip instead to save time, it taste great."

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