Fruit Salad (Combination of Fresh, Canned, and Frozen Fruits)

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Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is a delightful fruit salad that always draws rave reviews anytime I fix it at home or take it to showers or carry-ins. The "secret ingredient" is a box of instant French Vanilla pudding! You really can substitute fresh fruits for canned or frozen or visa versa, so I'm going to list the combination that I usually use. Any time I use canned fruits, I use them in their own juice, and you can substitute sugar free pudding as well.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Drain the pineapple juice and mandarin orange juice into a large bowl.
  2. Mix the pudding mix into the juices.
  3. Add pineapple, oranges, drained fruit cocktail, and strawberries.
  4. Mix well.
  5. Slice peeled bananas into salad right before serving.
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4 5

So easy and so good! I used canned pineapple & mandarin oranges and thawed frozen strawberries. All I had on hand was vanilla pudding, but it was really good. I will try the French vanilla next time. Thanks for a great recipe!