Vanilla Fruit Salad Recipe
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Vanilla Fruit Salad Recipe

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Field editor Geraldine Grisdale of Mt. Pleasant, Michigan sends the recipe for her colorful Vanilla Fruit Salad.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES:64 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES: 64 servings

Ingredients

  • 5 cans (20 ounces each) plus 1 can (8 ounces) pineapple chunks
  • 4 packages (5.1 ounces each) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 8 cans (15 ounces each) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 10 medium red apples, chopped

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup equals 33 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 32 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, trace protein.

Directions

  1. Drain pineapple, reserving juice; set pineapple aside. Add enough cold water to juice to make 6 cups.
  2. In a very large bowl, whisk juice mixture and pudding mix for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set. Stir in the oranges, apples and reserved pineapple. Refrigerate until chilled. Yield: 64 servings (1/2 cup each).
Originally published as Vanilla Fruit Salad in Taste of Home February/March 1997, p54

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup equals 33 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 32 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, trace protein.

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Reviewed Jun. 13, 2011

"I make this whenever there's a summer get together. I love it as it but I am looking forward to trying some of the variations I see here. I'll be taking this to a shower this weekend."

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Reviewed May. 4, 2010

"I have made this type of fruit salad for several years and it is WONDERFUL! Some of the variations that have always worked for me - I slice bananas, cover them with the juice from the pineapple chunks so they keep, and add a can of fruit cocktail. I've also used instant lemon pudding which gives it a little pizzazz!This is quick and easy and is always one of the first things to go!!!"

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Reviewed May. 4, 2010

"My family loves this, but I use lemon pudding and add some grapes - it's always requested when we have brunch."

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Reviewed May. 4, 2010

"I make this alot, I also use sugar free canned fruit cocktail, some fresh fruit, and sugarfree instant pudding mix, try different flavors."

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Reviewed Aug. 17, 2009

"I cut calories and sugar by using sugar free jello. Also, I divide by 4 to make just the right amount to feed my family of 7 with a little leftover for an extra treat."

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