Anybody have such a recipe that makes the fruit salad have a creamy, smooth, saucey dressing, whatever? Seems like it had apples and grapes and I don't know what else. Had one long time ago and can still remember how it tasted. I hate it when that happens!!!
I found these in the advanced search:
Grandma's Fruit Salad
Light & Tasty
"I can't believe how easy this pretty salad is to make," says Carolyn Tomatz of Jackson, Wisconsin. The colorful blend of bananas, pineapple, pears and peaches and grapes is tossed with a creamy pudding sauce. "People of all ages enjoy this dish," Carolyn notes.
CATEGORY: Low Fat
TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling
1 can (20 ounces) unsweetened pineapple chunks
1 can (15 ounces) reduced-sugar sliced pears, drained
1 can (15 ounces) sliced peaches in juice, drained
1-1/2 cups seedless red grapes
1 package (3 ounces) cook-and-serve vanilla pudding mix
2 medium firm bananas
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 jar (10 ounces) maraschino cherries, well drained
Drain pineapple, reserving juice in a 1-cup measuring cup. In a large bowl, combine the pineapple, pears, peaches and grapes. Cover and chill. Add enough water to pineapple juice to measure 1 cup. Pour into a small saucepan. Whisk in pudding mix. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; set aside to cool to room temperature. Slice bananas into a small bowl. Drizzle with lemon juice; gently toss to coast. Let stand for 5 minutes; drain. Add bananas and cherries to chilled fruit. Add cooled pudding; toss gently to combine. Refrigerate until serving. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 12 servings, 1/2 cup per serving.
Pudding-Topped Fruit Salad
My sister shared this recipe with me. She served the fruit in wine goblets, topped with the pudding. For large groups, serve it in a big salad bowl. Either way, it's refreshing and delicious. -Michelle Masciarelli, Torrington, Connecticut
TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
1 can (20 ounces) pineapple chunks
1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, undrained
1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
2 medium ripe bananas, sliced
2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries, thawed
2 medium ripe peaches, peeled and sliced
2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
1 cup green grapes
1 cup seedless red grapes
Fresh mint, optional
Drain pineapple chunks, reserving juice; refrigerate pineapple. Add water to juice if necessary to measure 3/4 cup. In a large bowl, combine the juice, crushed pineapple, sour cream and pudding mix until blended. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours or until thickened.
In a large bowl, combine the bananas, blueberries, peaches, strawberries, grapes and pineapple chunks. Spread pudding mixture over the top. Garnish with mint if desired. Yield: 12-14 servings.
Taste of Home
This quick-to-fix fruit salad combines summer favorites such as cantaloupe, honeydew and strawberries into a refreshing side dish. You can substitute other fruits if you like. —Christine Wilson, Sellersville, Pennsylvania
TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
2 cans (20 ounces each) unsweetened pineapple chunks
2 packages (3 ounces each) cook-and-serve vanilla pudding mix
2-1/2 cups orange juice
1 small cantaloupe, cubed
3-1/2 cups cubed honeydew
2 cups fresh strawberries, halved
2 cups fresh blueberries
2 cups seedless grapes
2 medium firm bananas, sliced
Drain pineapple, reserving 1 cup juice; set pineapple aside. (Discard remaining juice or save for another use.) In a large saucepan, combine the pudding mix, pineapple juice and orange juice. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture boils and thickens. Remove from the heat; cool. In a large bowl, combine the pineapple, melon, berries, grapes and bananas. Drizzle with pudding mixture. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 25 servings.
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Just mix up what ever fruit you want, include some canned fruit and the juices. Sprinkle the DRY instant vanilla pudding mix over and stir. Easy Easy!! :)
Thanks for the great recipes!!
I have one that I make that my DH just loves. It is very simple but tastes very good. You use 1 large can of fruit cocktail with juice and mix that with the instant vanilla pudding (the small box) then you add a small container (I think it is 8 oz.) of cool whip. That's it...very simple. Of course with the fruit cocktail you could add extra mandarin oranges, cherries, etc.
This recipe is super easy!
Combine the following 3 ingredients in a lg bowl mix well
1 lg can Pineappe Chunks (undrained)
1 can Mandarin Oranges (undrained)
1 lg Banana or 2 sml Bananas sliced
Add in and mix throughly
1 lg package Instant Vanilla Pudding
Mix in 1 cup of Sour Cream
Add in the following:
1 Cup Coconut Flakes
1 Cup Mini Marshmellows (the multi colored ones are fun)
Mix well and chill 2 hours, eat and enjoy
The pudding topped fruit salad posted above is wonderful. I made it for a potluck and it was devoured very quickly.
My mother in law makes a friut salad just like your describing. The friuts are watermelon, honeydew, apples, grapes, mandarins, banannas and marichino cherries. The sauce is a small package of instant vanilla pudding mixed with a cup and a half of milk and half of a 6oz. can of frozen concentrated orange juice for one to two minutes. Then mix in 3/4 C. sour cream. Serve the sauce over the friut. It is absolutely delightful.
1 (29 ounce) can peach slices, undrained
1 (20 ounce) can pineapple chunks, undrained
1 (3 1/8 ounce) box dry vanilla instant pudding mix
1 lb strawberry, stemmed and quartered
1 banana, sliced
1/2 pint blueberries
1 bunch grapes (I use the red ones)
1 -2 tablespoon sugar (optional)
In large bowl, combine peaches, pineapple, and vanilla pudding mix.
This includes the juices from cans. Mix well until pudding is dissolved
Stir in strawberry, banana, blueberries, grapes, and sugar if desired
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