Vanilla Fruit Salad for Sixty Plus

READY IN: 8hrs 10mins
Recipe by TGirl

Fruit salad for a big crowd! Creamy and delicious-make this the night before so it has time to get nice and cold. "Cooking" time listed is actually "chilling" time for the completed dish.

Top Review by HokiesMom

I love this recipe. I also saw it in TOH. I've made this for a crowd at church and adjusted things for just my family (8-10 servings). I just submitted a correction in that there should be 5 cans of 20 oz. and 1 of 8 oz for the pineapple chunks. That was initally omitted and just stated 28 ounces which would not be enough. To make this for 8-10, use 1 20 oz. can and 1 8 oz can pineapple chunks; 1 pk. instant vanilla pudding, 2 15 oz. cans mandarin oranges, 3 medium sized apples - mix according to recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Drain pineapple, reserving juice.
  2. Place pudding mix in large bowl.
  3. Measure pineapple juice, and add as much water as needed to make 6 cups.
  4. Stir pineapple juice into pudding mix until thickened, about 4 or 5 minutes.
  5. Fold fruit into pudding.
  6. Divide fruit salad into four 13 x 9 inch pans that have been lightly sprayed with nonstick cooking spray (like Pam)--each pan should hold about 8 cups of fruit salad.
  7. Refrigerate until chilled.

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a