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Vanilla Fruit Salad Recipe

Vanilla Fruit Salad Recipe

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


  • 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


  • 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).

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.