Overnight Fruit Salad Recipe
- 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.
1/2 cup: 244 calories, 16g fat (8g saturated fat), 84mg cholesterol, 44mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
Reviews for Overnight Fruit Salad
"This sounds delicious, and I'm looking forward to trying it, but what kind of vinegar did all these reviewers use?"
"Same...at least 45 years ago I made it from the Better Homes & Gardens cookbook. I found it best to add the bananas the next day when folding in the whipped cream. Will have to make this again soon."
"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)."
"Great new fruit salad. Super easy to make. Guests loved it!"
"I made this for a family Memorial Day get together. It was a definite hit. Everyone raved about it."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"Amazing, to say the least!!!!"
"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?"
"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."
"My mom always made this. She put coconut in it. She did not put vinegar, eggs or sugar in it. She added bananas right before serving so they would not turn brown."
"My mother always made this for holidays. She always added flaked coconut and a jar of drained red cherries. Yummy!"
"This looks so good. Do the bananas get Brown overnight? Also can household the creamy overnight and place in fridge or will it get runny? I would like to make for my daughter's baptism."
"What variety of vinegar is used? My standard 'go to' vinegar is 'Apple Cider' but I'm not sure for this recipe. I think most peoples 'standard' is White Vinegar...so I would just like to clarify that issue as there are some MANY vinegar varieties on the market to choose from since I have NEVER heard of this recipe before so I don't have a clue. Thanks for any help anyone can give me."
"The very, very, VERY, best fruit salad of all time! Thank you soooo much"
"My mom used to make this for special occasions 65 years ago. Her recipe called for a can of white cherries, which I thought was so unusual. I loved it!!"
"So happy to see this recipe. My mom used to make this and haven't been able to find it. I am 83 yrs old and finally have the recipe with the cooked dressing. thanks."
"A GREAT go to recipe!"
"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!!!"
"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."
"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!"
"I have made this salad for several years now, always with rave reviews."
"Love this recipe, everyone always loves it when I make it."
"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."