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Fruit Salad Dessert

I AM 83 years old and my mother has been gone for many years, but I'm still using her best recipes. She was a gourmet cook before anyone was using that term and before everyone was counting calories. This was one of our family's favorite desserts when I was growing up, and it's just as good two generations later! —Muriel Fay Walton, Kentucky
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 1 can (8 ounces) pineapple chunks, drained
  • 1/2 cup green grapes
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange pieces
  • 1/2 cup pastel miniature marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar


  • In a small saucepan, combine the egg, sugar, lemon juice and butter; cook and stir over low heat for 5-7 minutes or until thickened. Cool.
  • Meanwhile, combine the pineapple, grapes, oranges and marshmallows in a small bowl; set aside. In a small bowl, beat cream and confectioners' sugar until soft peaks form. Fold into fruit mixture. Add cooled dressing. Chill for at least 1 hour.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 519 calories, 29g fat (17g saturated fat), 198mg cholesterol, 104mg sodium, 65g carbohydrate (58g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.

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  • bab4445
    Jun 25, 2010

    Our family, too, has been making this for many years; however, we call it "24-hour salad" as it is refrigerated for that period of time before eating. It is delicious and certainly a family favourite. I often substitute canned mandarin oranges for the oranges and Dream Whip for the whipped cream.

  • heidisilvan
    Apr 5, 2008

    very,very good!

  • gladys
    Nov 17, 2006

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