Fruit N Fluff Recipe

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Fruit n Fluff

Patricia Higginbotham

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@Higginpb

My mother used to make what we kids liked to call Fruit Fluff. We absolutely loved it. Over the years I have adapted this recipe to the one I am posting today. It is similar to an ambrosia fruit salad I believe. So easily adaptable to the individual taste.


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Serves:

8-10

Prep:

30 Min

Method:

Refrigerate/Freeze

Ingredients

1-2 can(s)
chunky fruit packed in juice-drained well
1 c
raisins
1 c
dried cranberries
1 small
chopped pineapple-drained
1 bunch
seedless fresh grapes - any color or mixture
1-2 small
apples, cored chopped
1-2 Tbsp
lemon-lime soft drink
1/2 c
chopped nuts-your choice
1/2 c
coconut, flaked
1-2 Tbsp
white salad dressing
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1/4 tsp
cinnamon, ground
dash(es)
nutmeg
1/2 pkg
marshmallows, mini
1-2 c
whipped cream, unsweetened
1 small
canned mandarin oranges-drained
1 small
jar maraschino cherries-drained

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Peel, if desired, core and chop apples. Sprinkle lemon lime soda over the apples to prevent browning.
2
Drain chunky fruit well and place in bowl with apples.
3
Add the fruit (except Mandarin oranges and cherries), nuts and coconut to the bowl.
4
Sprinkle with spices and vanilla. Gently stir in salad dressing. Cover and place in fridge to marinate from 2-24 hours. *As the mixture marinates, the dried fruit will absorb accumulating juices.
5
15-30 minutes before serving- whip cream in a chilled bowl. Remove fruit from refrigerator. Gently drain accumulated juice, if any. Spoon into serving bowl
6
Gently stir in most of the drained mandarin oranges, marschino cherries and marshmallows. Reserving some to decorate the top. Mixture should look slightly damp-Drain out or remove any large pools of liquid.
7
Gently add whipped cream to fruit mixture folding into the fruitmixture. Decorate the top by arranging reserved oranges, cherries and marshmallows. Cinnamon and/or nutmeg can also be sprinkled on top for decoration. Return to fridge until serving time.
8
*Non-Dairy frozen topping can be substituted for whipped cream.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy
Hashtags: #Fruit, #Christmas