This recipe came from my momma and is my favorite fruit salad. It can also be made sugar-free for those who need to watch their blood sugar. Delicious either way. Also very easy to double this recipe too! You can vary the flavor of this salad by using some of the juices from either the mandarin oranges or the maraschino cherries, or both, in place of some of the pineapple juice. Enjoy!
Original recipe makes 6 servings
1 (20 ounce) can pineapple chunks
1 (5 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
1 (15 ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained
1 (10 ounce) jar maraschino cherries, drained
- Drain all of the juice from the pineapple into a large bowl. Set the pineapple chunks aside.
- Add the vanilla pudding mix to the pineapple juice and mix well until smooth. Stir in the pineapple chunks, mandarin oranges, and maraschino cherries. Mix well. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
- Just before serving slice the bananas into the bowl and fold in.
Calories: 274 kcal
Carbohydrates: 70.2 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Fat: 0.5 g
Fiber: 3.2 g
Protein: 1.6 g
Sodium: 342 mg