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Overnight Fruit Salad Recipe

Overnight Fruit Salad Recipe

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 YIELD: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

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.

Nutritional Facts

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

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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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ohlmidlchild 248204
Reviewed May. 14, 2016

"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."

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1smithpd 248193
Reviewed May. 13, 2016

"My mother always made this for holidays. She always added flaked coconut and a jar of drained red cherries. Yummy!"

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ndlarson 248188
Reviewed May. 13, 2016

"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."

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Cooker-T 248187
Reviewed May. 13, 2016

"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."

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Judy782 248166
Reviewed May. 13, 2016

"We always had this for Christmas dinner and like another review she used a can if white cherries instead of grapes. I now fix it for our Christmas dinner."

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Poupchik 248165
Reviewed May. 13, 2016

"The very, very, VERY, best fruit salad of all time! Thank you soooo much"

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pugboyz_NE 248164
Reviewed May. 13, 2016

"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!!"

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Stamper50 248162
Reviewed May. 13, 2016

"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."

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ignusmom 19743
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2013

"A GREAT go to recipe!"

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crazyeskimo 69920
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!!!"

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RoseLuvsRetro 70592
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."

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rustedgold1 69912
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!"

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*Wren* 202985
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2010

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

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Miss Tracey Lacey 49134
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2009

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

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tasteofmyhome 32497
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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