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Aunt Marion's Fruit Salad Dessert Recipe

Aunt Marion's Fruit Salad Dessert Recipe

Aunt Marion, my namesake, is like a grandma to me. She gave me this luscious salad recipe, which goes to all our family reunions, hunt club suppers and snowmobile club picnics...and I go home with no leftovers! —Marion LaTourette, Honesdale, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling YIELD:10 servings


  • 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple chunks, drained
  • 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) sliced peaches, drained and cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 3 bananas, sliced
  • 2 unpeeled red apples, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 cup cold milk
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup thawed orange juice concentrate
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine fruits; set aside. Whisk sauce ingredients until smooth. Gently fold into fruits. Cover and chill for 3-4 hours before serving. Yield: 10 servings (2 quarts).

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Jenny User ID: 9229517 270106
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2017

"Delicious! I've been making this since I saw it in Taste of Home magazine 15 or 20 years ago. It is by far my most requested dish for a family gatherings and potlucks. It really is just fruit salad with this amazing sauce, so it's different yet still something familiar. I always double the recipe & still come home with an empty bowl."

anselr User ID: 2011539 263617
Reviewed Mar. 18, 2017

"I honestly don't understand the good reviews on this. Just made it for a family gathering and no one cared for it."

sd20 User ID: 5560294 251802
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2016

"We really enjoyed this and easy to prepare."

jenisue User ID: 1194060 246189
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2016

"very good will make again - just had oj in bottle so I used that - makes a lot for 2 people but have leftovers for a few days - seem to keep well"

Catbird513 User ID: 8551474 246157
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2016

"Made this for elementary kids and they loved it!"

Marykauhi User ID: 6011692 245593
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2016

"I added halved green grapes for a bit more color."

tsuop User ID: 6274346 245590
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2016

"Yummy............ I can't add apples ( my Daughter-in -Law is allergic ) so I add extra of the other fruits. I love the sauce w/the orange flavor."

Brenda D User ID: 1438504 245588
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2016

"We love this recipe as written. Once in a while we'll throw in a handful of coconut for something a little different. This was the 1st salad my kids helped me make when they were little. They thought it was great fun to be the banana "choppers". Definitely a refreshing salad on a hot day or a good old standby for potlucks and picnics."

JennyBusch User ID: 8703397 245583
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2016

"We tested the recipe as quoted, and then I add just a little cinnamon, it was to my family's taste."

fhquilting User ID: 2569371 245582
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2016

"excellent! I added halved grapes and maraschino cherries and a tablespoon of poppy seeds. Also, one chopped cooked chicken breast."

mindysmama User ID: 6929696 245580
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2016

"This fruit salad is the best I have ever made. I add drained marichino cherries cut in half they add color and a little sweetness this is awesome!!!"

angela32 User ID: 3084463 244488
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2016

"This is awesome. I did change some of the fruit but the sauce was the same. I used the canned fruit I had on had. Very versatile!"

Lamykin User ID: 118498 218360
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2015

"This was really good. I don't like pudding but it had less pudding texture because of the sour cream and orange juice. It was a hit with the group I made it for. Yummy!"

GennieStrain User ID: 4610577 18773
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2009

"This recipe is wonderful. This is the best fruit salad that I have ever tasted. It is very simple to make. I made it for Christmas a couple of years ago, and my family loved it. It has become a yearly tradition at our house."

psoates User ID: 4235971 20826
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2009

"Best fruit salad recipe out there. easy to make and you will get great reviews!"

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