Acini DI Pepe Salad

Jane Whittaker


I have been making this for years, and we usually took it camping because it is a 2 step process, and was easy to throw together the next day.
The recipe originally came from muy sisters employee cook book St Law Psychiatric Center Centenial Cookbook. The cook was JoAnn Whitford.
It's a really sweet salad, almost a dessert.


★★★★★ 6 votes

10 or more
10 Min
10 Min


  • 1 c
    acini di pepe. uncooked
  • 16 oz
    can chunk pineapple, drained reserve juice
  • 16 oz
    can mandarin oranges, drained reserve juice
  • 2 large
  • 3 Tbsp
    all purpose flour
  • 3/4 c
  • dash
  • 8 oz
    carton cool whip
  • ·
    strawberries, marshmallows, coconut, blueberries etc:

How to Make Acini DI Pepe Salad


  1. Cook Acini per package directions, rinse, and drain well.
  2. Mix together in a saucepan the eggs, flour, sugar, salt, and juices from oranges and pineapple.
  3. Cook and stir until thick, pour custard over cooked Acini. Cover and chill overnight.
  4. Next day stir in Cool Whip, fruit, and serve. Add optional fruit you are using at this time also.

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About Acini DI Pepe Salad

Course/Dish: Pasta Sides, Fruit Salads
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Collection: Campfire Cooking
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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