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Vanilla Fruit Salad Recipe

Vanilla Fruit Salad Recipe

Field editor Geraldine Grisdale of Mt. Pleasant, Michigan sends the recipe for her colorful Vanilla Fruit Salad.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling YIELD:64 servings


  • 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


  • 1. Drain pineapple, reserving juice; set pineapple aside. Add enough cold water to juice to make 6 cups.
  • 2. 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. Yield: 64 servings (1/2 cup each).

Nutritional 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 User ID: 3227436 43246
Reviewed 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."

tdg1980 User ID: 4518426 41028
Reviewed 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 User ID: 1421633 15952
Reviewed 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 User ID: 2899371 37535
Reviewed 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 User ID: 4336577 45446
Reviewed 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."

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