Grandma Sally's Overnight Salad
It’s one of the few recipes that I recommend following to the letter. It can be quite time consuming, but it’s worth it, the results are just not the same if you cheat.
Great-Grandma swore that you had to use full size marshmallows, and cut them into quarters with kitchen shears. According to her, they could soak up the dressing better than miniatures. To this day, I haven’t dared make it any other way.
I had a friend once, though, whose mother made this with colored minis, and I really could not taste the difference.
2 cpitted royal ann cherries, halved
2 cpineapple tidbits
2 ccanned mandarin oranges
2 cquartered marshmallows
1 1/2 Tbspsugar
1/4 clemon juice
1/2 corange juice
1 cheavy cream, whipped
How to Make Grandma Sally's Overnight Salad
- Combine well-drained fruit and quartered marshmallows.
(Hint: chill the shears & marshmallows prior to cutting)
- Beat egg until lemon colored. Gradually add sugar, lemon juice and orange juice. Mix well.
- Cook in double boiler until smooth and thick, stirring constantly.
- Cool completely. Stir in whipped cream. Pour over fruit and fold in. Chill 24 hours before serving.
Do not freeze.