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Three-Fruit and Marshmallow Salad Recipe

Three-Fruit and Marshmallow Salad Recipe

“My grandma used to make her pretty Three-Fruit Salad for summer picnics, and I really liked it,” field editor Sue Gronholz writes from Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. “It’s a rather unusual combination, but it’s delicious!”
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 15 min. + cooling YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple chunks
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 to 2 small ripe bananas, sliced
  • 1 cup halved seedless red grapes
  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows
  • 6 cups torn lettuce

Directions

  • 1. Drain pineapple, reserving juice; set pineapple aside. In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice, salt and reserved juice until smooth. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved.
  • 2. Remove from the heat. Stir a small amount of hot juice mixture into eggs; return all to the pan, stirring constantly. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl; cool.
  • 3. Just before serving, in a bowl, combine the bananas, grapes, marshmallows, pineapple and cooled dressing. Serve over lettuce. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1-1/2 cups) equals 297 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 106 mg cholesterol, 121 mg sodium, 66 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 5 g protein.