Total Time
2hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 2 hrs

In Montana this is quite a common fruit salad at potlucks. I used red durham wheat. You can use any raw wheat that has been washed. Go to a bulk foods place where they have barrels of spices and different foods and you can dip a scoop in and sack. We definitely do not call it "wheatberries" here but perhaps that is the name in the store.The best part is that it is easy, makes a lot and is a crowd pleaser. I guarantee the bowl will be wiped clean.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large saucepan, add wheat and 6 cups of water. Cook about 3 hours on low heat. Add one more cup of water if necessary Do not let wheat burn. The wheat will puff up and be very soft. Stir once in a while. Watch the water.
  2. Drain any remaining water in colandar. Rinse with cool water.
  3. In mixing bowl, mix cream cheese, instant vanilla pudding and crushed pineapple and juice. Beat on low speed until mixed.
  4. Add cool whip, and mix in low speed.
  5. Add cooked rinsed wheat, and fold into cream cheese mixture.
  6. Note: You can use Instant Pistashio Pudding or instant lemon pudding.
  7. You can also freeze this salad. A long keeper dish for the refrigerator too.
Most Helpful

I made this on request from my brother. I didnt measure the wheat but I doubled the cream cheese/ pudding part of the recipe for my son's birthday party yesterday. The recipe was easy to follow and tasted great. I have never cooked wheat, have only ground it into flour. It was time comsuming but easy enough to stir every once in a while. It was devoured quickly and all I have left is a small bowl full...I did send some home with the brother because he liked it so much. I do have left over wheat in the deepfreeze to make it again because I did get carried away with the amount. My MIL loved it and I am sending the recipe home with her so she can make it for an upcoming retirement party for work. Thanks a bunch for a new salad idea.

KennKonn April 26, 2009

I was going to post this recipe because its a hit at every one of my family get-togethers. I am so glad it is on here. Easy to make. Wonderfully delicious. You can substitue a can of cut-up peaches (with the juice of course) for the pineapple. (My hubby is allergic so we always need a stand-by.)

Aunty Peach January 09, 2008

This is quite good. Believe it or not, I was able to buy wheat at Walmart in the rice aisle. I made mine with Pumpkin pudding for my Autumn cookout & it disappeared quickly. Thanks Mom for a great recipe. Krsi Sue

Krsi Sue October 29, 2007