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Vanilla Fruit Salad

Field editor Geraldine Grisdale of Mt. Pleasant, Michigan sends the recipe for her colorful Vanilla Fruit Salad.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    64 servings (1/2 cup each)


  • 5 cans (20 ounces each) plus 1 can (8 ounces) pineapple chunks
  • 4 packages (5.1 ounces each) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 8 cans (15 ounces each) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 10 medium red apples, chopped


  • Drain pineapple, reserving juice; set pineapple aside. Add enough cold water to juice to make 6 cups.
  • In a very large bowl, whisk juice mixture and pudding mix for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set. Stir in the oranges, apples and reserved pineapple. Refrigerate until chilled.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup: 33 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 32mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 0 protein.

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  • mary0421
    Jun 13, 2011

    I make this whenever there's a summer get together. I love it as it but I am looking forward to trying some of the variations I see here. I'll be taking this to a shower this weekend.

  • mreed431
    Feb 7, 2011

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  • tdg1980
    May 4, 2010

    I have made this type of fruit salad for several years and it is WONDERFUL! Some of the variations that have always worked for me - I slice bananas, cover them with the juice from the pineapple chunks so they keep, and add a can of fruit cocktail. I've also used instant lemon pudding which gives it a little pizzazz!This is quick and easy and is always one of the first things to go!!!

  • oodymac
    May 4, 2010

    My family loves this, but I use lemon pudding and add some grapes - it's always requested when we have brunch.

  • aldertonsharon
    May 4, 2010

    I make this alot, I also use sugar free canned fruit cocktail, some fresh fruit, and sugarfree instant pudding mix, try different flavors.

  • cg3137812
    Aug 17, 2009

    I cut calories and sugar by using sugar free jello. Also, I divide by 4 to make just the right amount to feed my family of 7 with a little leftover for an extra treat.