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Lemonade Pudding Fruit Salad

I first made this for a family reunion, and now it's always requested for our family gatherings. The sweet and tangy lemonade-pudding coating goes well with any fruit, so feel free to substitute your favorites. —Rhonda Eads, Jasper, Indiana
  • Total Time
    Prep: 45 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    20 servings (3/4 cup each)

Ingredients

  • 1 medium honeydew, peeled, seeded and cubed
  • 1 medium cantaloupe, peeled, seeded and cubed
  • 2 cups cubed seedless watermelon
  • 2 medium peaches, sliced
  • 2 medium nectarines, sliced
  • 1 cup seedless red grapes
  • 1 cup halved fresh strawberries
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 2 medium kiwifruit, peeled, halved and sliced
  • 2 medium firm bananas, sliced
  • 1 large Granny Smith apple, cubed
  • 1 can (12 ounces) frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the first nine ingredients. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  • Just before serving, stir in bananas and apple. Combine lemonade concentrate and dry pudding mix; pour over fruit and toss to coat.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 129 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 78mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fruit.

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  • CarrieBerry4Chad
    Aug 22, 2019

    I took this to a dinner at my in-laws. Everyone seemed to like it, but there were a lot of comments about the tartness.

  • katlaydee3
    Mar 10, 2017

    I took this to a family dinner and everyone liked it. I was surprised that even in late winter I was able to find all of the fruit except the peaches. Very good recipe.

  • Flenner
    Aug 7, 2016

    I just make this salad without the lemonade sauce and is always a hit

  • IslandKai
    Jul 14, 2015

    It was a pretty salad but all I could taste was the awful sourness of the lemonade. It over-rode everything. If I make it again, the lemonade will be cut in half, at least, or replaced with something else. For all the work of chopping the fruit, it was a bust.

  • toothwarriorprincess
    May 26, 2015

    It was OK for me, other people really liked it. For me I felt it was too tangy I guess. I like my fruit a little sweeter.

  • Kathyjordan
    May 4, 2015

    Not going to be a fam-fav

  • MOTCook
    Mar 23, 2015

    This was a big hit at our church's social hour. I was impressed with how the apples and bananas did not turn brown (because of the lemonade). One person told me it tasted like "spring" in a dish!! This is a keeper.

  • ntibbs
    Jul 4, 2014

    Love the dressing makes a great fruit salad,

  • erindumont59
    Jun 20, 2013

    I've usually added only a little lemon juice over fruit salads, but thought this might be an improvement. My family and I didn't care for the flavor of the vanilla pudding with the fruit. I'm not sure if a lemon pudding mix would be much different, but I think we'll just stick with lemon juice for flavor and to avoid adding extra sugar and calories. I'm glad others have enjoyed this.

  • kleescraga
    Jun 10, 2013

    We really enjoyed the "dressing" for our fruit salad which was composed of both fresh and frozen fruits. I want to try pistachio instant pudding and frozen pina colada mix