My kids request this all the time. I also take it to church dinners and potlucks. It takes so little time to prepare and is so affordable, I’m almost hate to call this a recipe.
2 or 3 bananas
1 large can fruit cocktail
1 large can mandarin oranges
1 can pineapple chunks
1 small package instant Jello pudding-lemon flavored
In a large bowl place the dry pudding mix. Add the juice (only) from the mandarin oranges and stir. It will be thick. Slice the bananas and stir them into the thickened lemon pudding. This will keep them from turning brown. Drain the remaining fruit and save the juice. Add the oranges, pineapple pieces and fruit cocktail and stir. If it seems very thick you can stir in a little of the reserved juice. I generally don’t add the extra juice. My husband usually just drinks it over ice. Place your salad in the refrigerator to thicken. People won’t be able to tell what you did differently. They always ask about the “sauce” which is really just the pudding. Enjoy.