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Fruit Cocktail Salad Recipe

"Convenient canned fruit and instant pudding mix streamline preparation of this refreshing medley," reports Karen Buhr from Gasport, New York. This shortcut salad can also be served as a sweet satisfying dessert for diabetics.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:12 servings


  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) fruit cocktail in juice
  • 1 can (20 ounces) unsweetened pineapple tidbits, drained
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 package (1 ounce) instant sugar-free vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 medium firm bananas, sliced


  • 1. In a bowl, combine the fruit and lemon juice. Sprinkle with pudding mix. Stir gently for 1 minute or until mixture is thickened. Fold in bananas. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 88 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 101mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fruit.

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PamperedLady User ID: 185536 66828
Reviewed May. 25, 2013

"easy, yummy and pretty good for you. The kids eat it up."

JenBrazytis User ID: 1817295 90830
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2013

"This was delicious! I was looking for a light, refreshing fruit salad that I could enjoy even when I don't have fresh fruit on hand. This filled that desire perfectly! I didn't have bananas, so obviously left them out, and I added about a cup of mini-marshmallows. My husband and 4 boys all loved it and between the 6 of us, we finished off the whole thing in one meal!"

northerner in the south User ID: 5099667 66814
Reviewed May. 26, 2010

"I have made this many times and lost the recipe. Thank heavens I found it again. It is easy, sweet, fresh, and cool for the summer! Thank-you for such a good idea!"

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