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Old 12-27-2002, 02:03 PM
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ISO Fruit salad recipe

I am in search of a recipe I remember my grandma making when I was little. It was fruit salad but I think the main dressing ingredient was cool whip. Most recipes I have found use other things for the dressing. I was pretty little so I am wondering if I remember right. Anyone else make their fruit salad like this?
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Old 12-29-2002, 08:40 PM
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Post Fruit Salad Recipie

My mother in law makes a Pistachio Fruit is pretty simple.
One can fruit ****tail in light syrup
One small box of Pistachio Pudding
One small container of Cool Whip
One small bag of mini marshmellows.

Drain fruit ****tail

Add desired amount of pudding powder to cool whip......mix throughly.

Add fruit to cool whip mix (cool whip should be green now)

Add desired amount of marshmellows.

Chill one hour before serving.

It is a wonderful dessert......Enjoy!!!!!
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Old 12-30-2002, 03:24 AM
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We make the same Pistachio salad except I use a can of mandarin oranges & Pineapple along with the fruit ****tail. I also don't use the marshmallows. When I first heard about this recipe I thought it absolutely couldn't be & all!!!! But it's absolutely wonderful! & so easy!

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Old 12-30-2002, 06:18 AM
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I think what you are thinking of may be classic Ambrosia Salad. I always made mine with canned fruit ****tail, sour cream, and miniature marshmallows. Make it ahead so the marshmallows sweeten it up. I always added bananas, too.

Personally, I never use Cool Whip. It is whipped coconut oiland water and sugar and I just don't care for it.

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Old 12-30-2002, 07:35 AM
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fruit salad

My mother's fruit salad contains drained canned fruit of all types, bananas and miniature marshmellows. Heavy cream (whipping cream) is whipped up with no sugar added and then combined with the fruit. Maraschino cherries are used as a garnish. This is a must dish for our Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners.
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Old 12-30-2002, 07:57 AM
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Another Fruit Salad Recipe (whipped topping)


This is one I had saved in my files. I believe it is from Taste of Home magazine. I like the idea of using some fresh fruit but I would also add some fruit ****tail to it if I used the recipe. Kat.

Creamy Fruit Salad

1/3 cup orange juice

1/3 cup unsweetened pineapple juice

1/4 cup sugar

I egg, beaten

1 tablespoon plus 1/4 cup lemon juice, divided

I cup whipping cream, whipped or 2 cups whipped topping

6 medium red apples, diced

6 medium firm bananas, sliced

3 cups halved green grapes

1/4 cup chopped pecans

In a heavy saucepan combine orange
and pineapple juices, sugar, egg and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. Bring to a boil
over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat. When cool,
fold in the whipped cream. In a large serving bowl, toss apples with remaining lemon juice. Add bananas and grapes.
Add the dressing; stir to coat. Refrigerate. Fold in pecans just before serving.

Yield: 20 servings. Nutritional Analysis:
One serving (prepared with egg substitute equivalent to I egg and reduced-fat
whipped topping) equals 111 calories, 7
Mg sodium, trace cholesterol, 23 gm car-
bohydrate, I gm protein, 2 gm fat. Dia-
betic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fruit, 1/2 fat.
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Old 12-30-2002, 08:47 AM
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my favorite fruit salad recipe goes like this:

1 small can crushed pineapple drained
1 can mandarin oranges
1 red delicious apple, cut into small chunks
2 banana's, sliced
1 cup mini marshmallows, optional
1 container extra creamy cool whip
a handful of chopped walnuts

mix all together shortly before serving, otherwise apples and banana's will turn brown.
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Old 12-30-2002, 10:45 AM
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The recipe that has been handed down in our family is one that uses whipping cream.

3 oranges
3 bananas
3 apples
1 small jar maraschino cherries(cut cherries in half)
1 box vanilla pudding (made according to directions, instant is ok)
1 carton whipping cream (whipped, of course)
1 bag of mini marshmallows

We usually serve ours in a punch bowl.
Slice/chop fruit and place in bowl. Add vanilla pudding. Add whipping cream. Mix well and then add the marshmallows and cherries. Mix well. Chill and serve.

You can add other fruit if you desire. We've always used fresh fruit because it stays firmer in the refrigerator.
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Old 12-30-2002, 12:06 PM
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Frozen Fruit Salad

16 Large or 128 small marshmallows
1 Cup Crushed Pineapple
˝ Cup Hellmann’s Mayonnaise
3 oz. Cream Cheese
˝ Pint Whipped Cream
1 Small Bottle Maraschino Cherries

Stew pineapple and marshmallows over low heat until melted. Mix mayonnaise and softened cream cheese and add to cooked pineapple. Let cool. Drain cherries, cut in two. Add cherries and whipped cream to pineapple mixture. Lightly spray mold with Pam and put mixture into mold. Freeze 3-5 hours.
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Old 12-30-2002, 05:24 PM
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We have two salad like this in my family,

5 cup salad
1 cup pinapples drained
1 cup (a small can) af mandrine oranges
1 cup coconut
1 cup mini marshmallows
1 cup sour cream
1/2 to 1 cup chopped pecans if desired
mix well and refrigerate for a few hours. The marshmellows react with the pinapples some and sweeten the whole thing!
This one is my favorite!

Then we make an orange jello salad
1 sm can mandrine oranges Drained
1 large orange jello
1 8oz cottage cheese
1/2 cup pecans if ya want
mix well and then add a small container of cool whip mix well and refrigerat for at least an hour. It can be made low calorie and low fat if you watch for artifially sweetened jello and low fat or non fat cottage cheese and cool whip. You can also experiment with other flavors
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