Lisa's Fruit Salad With Caramelized Pretzel Topping

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by WiGal

This recipe is from Lisa, a wonderful girl, who is my beautician in Wisconsin. I call her girl b/c she used to be a student of mine about 30 years ago. Oh, dear how time passes by. Now she is a model parent and wife who could also be a model in a magazine. I am guessing at the amount of pretzels. But what a great way to use up leftover pretzels! This recipe does not include the chilling of the fruit salad. Break up the pretzels inside a bag.

Top Review by diner524

What a wonderful fruit salad, the family loved the new fruit salad!!! Everyone loved the sweet and salty flavors going on in the salad. I made the recipe as written except that I only used one can of the oranges and I added two sliced bananas. This makes a very large bowl of fruit salad, so next time I would only make 1/2 of the recipe. DD was only too happy to take a big bowl home with her. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Made for PRMR Tag Game.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Line a jelly roll pan with foil.
  3. Break up pretzels on pan.
  4. Melt butter in microwave, add brown sugar, stir together, and dump onto pretzels.
  5. Stir until well coated.
  6. Bake for 5 minutes.
  7. Cool and break apart pretzels.
  8. For the fruit salad put into large bowl: mix pudding and buttermilk together.
  9. Fold in the whipped cream, crushed pineapple, and mandarin orange pulp.
  10. Cover top of salad with caramelized pretzel topping right before serving.

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