Overnight Fruit Salad
Total TimePrep: 30 min. + chilling
- 3 large eggs, beaten
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup white 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
- 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.
Nutrition Facts1/2 cup: 244 calories, 16g fat (8g saturated fat), 84mg cholesterol, 44mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
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!!
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).
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.
Apr 25, 2017
This sounds delicious, and I'm looking forward to trying it, but what kind of vinegar did all these reviewers use?
Oct 23, 2016
Same...at least 45 years ago I made it from the Better Homes & Gardens cookbook. I found it best to add the bananas the next day when folding in the whipped cream. Will have to make this again soon.
Aug 24, 2016
This was our Christmas salad passed down by my grandmother in Oklahoma. She used cherries instead of bananas. For people who say to use cool whip, it is not the same at all. The dressing partially dissolves the marshmallows, and the salad is even better the second day (although it usually doesn't last that long).
Jun 14, 2016
Great new fruit salad. Super easy to make. Guests loved it!
Jun 14, 2016
I made this for a family Memorial Day get together. It was a definite hit. Everyone raved about it.
May 31, 2016
The salad tasted good. I was disappointed in it though. I followed the recipe exactly except following one reviewers suggestion of replacing whipped cream with cool whip. You couldn't tell what fruit you were eating. The bananas and marshmallows just disintegrated. The pudding became almost foamy and overpowered the fruit. If I make it again, I would definitely increase the quantity of fruit. The bananas didn't have a chance to turn brown.
May 30, 2016
Sounding awful and tasting awful are two different things BigMick1. There are all different types of fruit salads. Please do not knock it until you try it. Why add all of that junk you ask? Because it tastes good that's why.