Overnight Fruit Salad

Overnight Fruit Salad

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Overnight Fruit Salad

I am a huge fan of fruit salads. In fact, I have never tasted a fruit salad that I didn’t like. Fruit salads are versatile, easy to prepare and when fresh fruit is in season, nothing else compares. When fresh fruit isn’t in season, canned fruit fills in beautifully. Fruit salads are always a hit when served at parties, summer picnic’s, during fall football games and when they make an appearance on your holiday table. Overnight fruit salad has a several necessary steps but it’s so worth it.

Super Delicious

What makes this fruit salad so tasty? Personally what I think makes this fruit salad so special is while this salad sits in the refrigerator overnight, the mini marshmallows get nice and soft. It’s almost like they melt into the whipped topping/pudding mixture. Another thing is the assortment of fruits, all canned I might add, and the lemon pudding/whipped topping/mini marshmallow mixture is excellent. Overnight fruit salad is absolutely delicious.
overnight fruit

Recipe Note: For the best results before making this fruit salad, the canned fruit in this recipe needs to be completely dry. Start this salad 2 days in advance, draining the fruit overnight in the refrigerator the first day. Nothing worse than a watery fruit salad.

overnight fruit
overnight fruit

 

Overnight Fruit Salad

 

Ingredients

  • 1 (20 oz) can
    pineapple chunks, well drained
  • 1 (15 oz) can
    mandarin oranges, well drained
  • 1 (15 oz) can
    pitted dark sweet cherries, well drained
  • 1 (15 oz) can
    sliced peaches, diced and well drained
  • 1 (15 oz) can
    fruit cocktail, well drained
  • 1 (3 oz) box
    instant vanilla or lemon pudding mix
  • 1 1/4 cups
    milk*
  • 2 cups
    cool-whip whipped topping, thawed
  • 10 ounce bag
    mini marshmallows
  • Ambrosia
    Variation
  • 1 1/2 cups
    sweetened flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup
    toasted pecans
  • 1 (3 oz) box
    instant coconut pudding mix

Cooking Directions

  1. Place all fruit in a large colander set over a large bowl.
  2. Drain fruit in the refrigerator overnight.
  3. Discard juices or save for another recipe.
  4. Follow directions on package of pudding mix, using 1 1/4 cups milk, whisk until thick.
  5. Fold in the cool whip. Gently fold in drained fruits and mini marshmallows into the pudding/whipped topping mixture.
  6. Refrigerate overnight.
  7. For Ambrosia Directions:
  8. Place all fruit in a large colander set over a large bowl.
  9. Drain fruit in the refrigerator overnight
  10. Discard juices or save for another recipe.
  11. Follow directions on package of coconut pudding mix, using 1 1/4 cups milk, whisk until thick.
  12. Fold in the cool whip. Gently fold in drained fruits, mini marshmallows, sweetened flaked coconut and pecans into the pudding/whipped topping mixture.
  13. Refrigerate overnight.
For this recipe we used Dole

Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes with a Kick

*Add multi-colored mini marshmallows for a fun twist *The amount of milk depends on how thick you want your fruit salad.


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