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Marshmallow Fruit Salad Recipe

Christine Mills relies on convenient cans of pineapple chunks, fruit cocktail and mandarin oranges to speed up this marshmallow fluff. The Buffalo, New York subscriber dresses up the salad a bit by stirring in the rich sour cream and chopped pecans for a pleasant crunch.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:10-12 servings


  • 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple chunks, drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) fruit cocktail, drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 2-1/2 cups whipped topping
  • 3 cups miniature marshmallows


  • 1. In a large serving bowl, combine the fruit, pecans and sour cream. Fold in whipped topping and marshmallows. Cover and refrigerate until serving. Yield: 10-12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 252 calories, 13g fat (5g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 21mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.

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eemartiny User ID: 1586186 130487
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2012

"I made this for a party and almost didn't serve it to my guests. The mix of sour cream and pineapple made the entire dish taste 'sour'. I ended up picking out the pineapple pieces and adding granulated sugar to help sweeten the salad. It helped but still wasn't that tasty. I won't make again."

dboop User ID: 5710438 55975
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2011

"My family loves this salad and I have to make it at Thanksgiving and Christmas."

bethfriedel User ID: 3848556 135359
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2011

"easy to make and very tasty!"

BlaZinSweetHeart User ID: 5988583 89177
Reviewed May. 14, 2011

"look simple yet so delish"

BlaZinSweetHeart User ID: 5988583 87674
Reviewed May. 14, 2011

"look simple yet so delish"

zookie59tk User ID: 1527603 205599
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2010

"This marshmallow fruit salad recipe has been a real treat each and every time I make it. Love the light taste and texture. Definitely a fav in my family."

corina1048 User ID: 3146430 55365
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2010

"i used fresh cherries, strawberries, grapes and mangoes."

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