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lightened cherry fluff salad

Recipe by
Teresa G.
Here, KY

This is my delicious, lightened-up version of a cherry and pineapple salad, a cool and creamy cherry fluff with sweet, juicy cherries, little pineapple tidbits and soft, sweet mini marshmallows. If you didn't know better, you'd probably think it has lots of sugar, but it doesn't. The only sugar is in the marshmallows and the natural sugars of the fruit.

yield 8 -10
prep time 10 Min
method Refrigerate/Freeze

Ingredients For lightened cherry fluff salad

  • 1 pkg
    sugar-free cherry gelatin, .3 oz.
  • 1 c
    boiling water
  • 1/2 c
    ice cold water
  • 1 pkg
    sugar-free instant vanilla pudding, 1.34 oz.
  • 1
    container lite whipped topping, 8 oz. thawed
  • 1 can
    sugar-free cherry pie filling, 20 oz.
  • 1 can
    pineapple tidbits, 8 oz. (small can) in it's own juice, drained
  • 1 1/2 c
    mini marshmallows

How To Make lightened cherry fluff salad

  • Ingredients for lightened cherry fluff salad.
    1 In a large bowl, combine 1 package sugar-free cherry gelatin and 1 cup boiling water; whisk until gelatin is completely dissolved.
  • 2
    2 Add 1/2 cup ice cold water; stir.
  • 3
    3 Place in refrigerator and let chill for 15 minutes. (Set your timer.)
  • Gelatin and instant pudding whisked together in bowl.
    4 After mixture has chilled for 15 minutes, remove from refrigerator and slowly whisk in 1 package of instant sugar-free vanilla pudding until smooth.
  • 5
    5 Refrigerate for another 15 minutes, until slightly thickened. (Set timer.)
  • All fluff ingredients mixed together in bowl.
    6 Use a spatula or large spoon to fold in the lite whipped topping, then the marshmallows, pineapple tidbits and the sugar-free cherry pie filling.
  • 7
    7 May be served immediately, but better if refrigerated for a couple of hours or even overnight. Lightly fold/stir again before serving. Cover and refrigerate leftovers.