Overnight Fruit Salad Recipe

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Overnight Fruit Salad Recipe
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Overnight Fruit Salad Recipe

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I first tasted this rich fruit salad at my wedding reception almost 40 years ago. The ladies who did the cooking wouldn't share the recipe at the time, but I eventually got it. I've made it for many meals, and our daughters copied the recipe when they married. —Eileen Duffeck, Lena, Wisconsin
MAKES:
12-16 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES:
12-16 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups green grapes
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple chunks, drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 2 medium firm bananas, sliced
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Directions

In a double boiler over medium heat, cook and stir eggs, sugar and vinegar until mixture is thickened and reaches 160°. Remove from the heat; stir in butter. Cool.
In a large serving bowl, combine grapes, marshmallows, pineapple, oranges and bananas; add cooled dressing and stir to coat. Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight. Just before serving, fold in whipped cream and pecans. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Originally published as Overnight Fruit Salad in Taste of Home February/March 1999, p33

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 244 calories, 16g fat (8g saturated fat), 84mg cholesterol, 44mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups green grapes
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple chunks, drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 2 medium firm bananas, sliced
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  1. In a double boiler over medium heat, cook and stir eggs, sugar and vinegar until mixture is thickened and reaches 160°. Remove from the heat; stir in butter. Cool.
  2. In a large serving bowl, combine grapes, marshmallows, pineapple, oranges and bananas; add cooled dressing and stir to coat. Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight. Just before serving, fold in whipped cream and pecans. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Originally published as Overnight Fruit Salad in Taste of Home February/March 1999, p33

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Charlotte User ID: 9440392 287718
Reviewed May. 12, 2018

"It is a wonderful salad or dessert...In earlier years I added a coup or more of cooked white rice and it is delicious as well."

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TropicBon User ID: 5692519 287710
Reviewed May. 12, 2018

"This has become a family favorite, and I make it every year for our Thanksgiving dinner. I add some red fruit, like raspberries and sometimes strawberries for additional color."

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1298lady User ID: 7856660 287385
Reviewed May. 2, 2018

"Like my mom’s from the early 1950"

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Crystal User ID: 9440547 285479
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2018

"This was just delicious. It's going into my Pinterest account for future reference. I got the perfect pot for it from https://ceramiccookwarehub.com. The nonstick type means simple and easy cleanup."

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Paula User ID: 9411621 282396
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2018

"Its a great salad to eat. Its not a heavy salad"

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Goddess User ID: 9407604 282261
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2018

"I do not have a double boiler. Is stovetop ok ? Thanks"

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dschultz01 User ID: 1076910 278460
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2017

"This was excellent! I'm not a big fan of fruit salad, but I loved this. I took another reviewer's suggestion and added the bananas when I added the whipped cream and pecans."

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Denise User ID: 9168377 265973
Reviewed May. 15, 2017

"OMG! This is MaMa's salad! (with the exception of the bananas and pecans) I don't know of anyone else ever making this! This is a favorite in my husband's family. We fight over the leftovers!!! Awesome recipe! Thanks for sharing!!"

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[email protected] User ID: 2044675 265953
Reviewed May. 14, 2017

"This is the most awesome salad my family went crazy over it. This one will replace my regular Christmas salad. Such a lovely old fashioned salad. ( To James: any white or apple cider vinegar will work, I personally used the white vinegar)."

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teryn69 User ID: 6818421 265950
Reviewed May. 14, 2017

"I know this as 24 hour fruit salad. My recipe calls for lemon juice, not vinegar. If i had to use vinegar, I'd use a mild one, like rice wine, or white white vinegar. Even champagne vinegar. Hope that helps."

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