DEE-LIGHT-FUL FRUIT SALAD

★★★★★ 4 Reviews
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By Kimi Gaines
from orlando, FL

EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS SALAD SAYS YUMMY...MY MOM MADE A FRUIT SALAD SOMETHING LIKE THIS, USING ACINI DI PEPE PASTA. I WOULD BEG HER TO MAKE IT. I FOUND THIS RECIPE IN TASTE OF HOME MAGAZINE.

serves 24
prep time 15 Min

Ingredients

  •   1 c
    sugar
  •   2 Tbsp
    flour
  •   1/2 tsp
    salt
  •   1 3/4 c
    reserved pineapple juice
  •   2
    eggs, beaten
  •   1 Tbsp
    lemon juice
  •   1 pkg
    16 oz acini di pepe pasta
  •   3 can(s)
    11 oz each mandarin oranges, drained
  •   2 can(s)
    20oz each pineapple chunks, drained
  •   1 can(s)
    20oz crushed pineapple, drained
  •   1 c
    miniature marshmallows
  •   1 c
    coconut
  •   12 oz
    container of cool whip
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How To Make

  • 1
    In a small sauce pan, combine the sugar, flour and salt. Gradually stir in pineapple juice. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Stir a small amount of hot mixture into eggs; return all to the pan; stirring constantly. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. remove from the heat. Gently stir in lemon juice.
  • 2
    Transfer to a bowl. Cool to room temperature without stirring. Cover surface of dressing with waxed paper; refrigerate until cooled.
  • 3
    Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold water. Place in a very large bowl; stir in the oranges, pineapple, marshmallows, coconut and dressing. Fold in cool whip. Cover and refrigerate until chilled.

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