Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

This is a very simple, inexpensive and quick recipe to make. No cooking time and you can have a great dessert in a matter of minutes. I use seasonal fruit for serving, such as a hollowed pumpkin, gourd, or squash for winter and watermelon or cantelope for summer. Great presentation with a great flair. This recipe comes to me from my Grandmother.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prepare pudding per directions.
  2. Mix fruit cocktail into pudding.
  3. Fold all other ingredients.
  4. Refrigerate until chilled and ready to serve.
Most Helpful

Great fruit salad. I did not use the walnuts as I did not have any, but I did add an 11-oz. can of mandarin oranges (drained). The whipped topping I used was an 8-oz. container of Cool Whip.

LainieBug June 26, 2013