Wednesday, September 29, 2010

A Little Fun with...Fruit Salad


There is a gal at church (Sandee) who brings this fruit salad to most of our parties, and it's where I head first in the food line. She was gracious enough to share her recipe with me. I love it, and it's so easy to make.
Mix 1 container of light cool whip, one 3.4 oz package of fat free/sugar free instant vanilla pudding. Add 1 6 oz can of chunked pineapple with the juice, 1 10 oz jar of maraschino cherries, drained, 1 c. mini marshmallows, 1 8 oz can of Mandarin oranges, drained, 1 c. walnuts, chopped, 2 green apples, peeled, and cored, and 1 green apple, peeled and cored. Serve cool.
As for the orange bowl, I carved the top like a pumpkin, removed the innards with a melon scoop, and made these my serving dishes. I like 'em.  I made this months ago, and saved the picture until...whenever.  This would be cut with a little carved pumpkin face (I've seen this done before), or a drawn pumpkin face.  But really, who cares if it's cute, it's delicious, and that's how I pick a meal!  Oh wait...I do care, I care deeply if it's cute, but....I didn't think about it until later....as I started seeing pumpkins pop up at the store.

5 comments:

kentucky girl said...

The fruit salad sounds SO good!! And I love the use of the orange as the serving dish!!

Anji* said...

Clever idea to serve the fruit in the orange, and I love the idea of a pumpkin face on it too!

April said...

Question! The instant pudding: Is this the powder or the already made stuff? Also, if it's the powder, do I make it into pudding, then add it to the Cool Whip or just add the powder to the Cool Whip? I'm making this for a Bridal Shower I'm hosting on Saturday. Your website gave me so many cute ideas!

Christy said...

Hi April! I'm glad you found some things that work for you! I LOVE this salad! You just take the powder from instant pudding, and add it to the coolwhip, then toss all the fruit with this and the other ingredients. The pudding just flavors the coolwhip in a yummy way, but it's more coated fruit than a fruit pudding. Let me know if you have any other questions, and good luck!!

April said...

Thanks! It was a hit! Everyone loved it and hubby finished off the leftovers after everyone left. Next, I'm doing your potato cheese soup for my wards recipe exchange this wednesday. So many good ideas on here!