Fruit Cocktail Squares Recipe

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Fruit Cocktail Squares Recipe

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In her Zionsville, Indiana home, Ruth Burrus fixes this frozen medley that makes the most of convenient canned fruit. The frosty squares rich with cream cheese can be served as a salad or dessert.
MAKES:
9 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 10 min. + freezing
MAKES:
9 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 10 min. + freezing

Ingredients

  • 1 can (15 ounces) reduced-sugar fruit cocktail
  • 1 package (8 ounces) fat-free cream cheese
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pitted dark sweet cherries, drained
  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows

Directions

Drain fruit cocktail, reserving juice; set fruit aside. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and reserved juice until smooth. Stir in the fruit cocktail, cherries and marshmallows.
Pour into an ungreased 8-in. square dish. Cover and freeze until set. Remove from the freezer 10-15 minutes before serving. Cut into squares. Yield: 9 servings.
Originally published as Fruit Cocktail Squares in Quick Cooking May/June 2004, p64

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 89 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 144mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fruit.

  • 1 can (15 ounces) reduced-sugar fruit cocktail
  • 1 package (8 ounces) fat-free cream cheese
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pitted dark sweet cherries, drained
  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows
  1. Drain fruit cocktail, reserving juice; set fruit aside. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and reserved juice until smooth. Stir in the fruit cocktail, cherries and marshmallows.
  2. Pour into an ungreased 8-in. square dish. Cover and freeze until set. Remove from the freezer 10-15 minutes before serving. Cut into squares. Yield: 9 servings.
Originally published as Fruit Cocktail Squares in Quick Cooking May/June 2004, p64

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