Monday, October 19, 2009

Will You Please Make That Fruit Salad?

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.


Maria said...

Oh We LOVE fruit salad and this IS an AWESOME secret ingredient! I'll definitely try this!
Thanks Sue! Hope you have a nice week!

Glennis said...

Damn! I will say, Jello lemon pudding mix makes EVERYTHING taste great!

Silly Bus said...

It is a very nice and good post. Keep up the good work.

Sue said...

Maria-people think you've done something creative, when all you've done is open a box.

g-it does!


Life Laugh Latte said...

Yum...have me over and make it for me:) Holly at

koralee said...

I know my children would love this...anything with Jello!

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Oh,great now I have to go to the grocery store,that looks sooooooooo good!!! Talk soon,Chrissy

You Are My Fave said...

Salads like this remind me of childhood so I love them.

Sue said...

Holly-I'd love to have you over!

koralee-my children sure do.

Chrissy-oh, but it is so easy to put together.

YAMF-This is one of the few salads that I make that has that old-fashioned church supper feeling to it.

Life Laugh Latte said...

You are not old. That doctor is LAME! Keep rockin those flip flops friend! Holly at

Sue said...


Unknown said...

GREAT!!! fruit salad, I have never made one with pudding. Sounds GREAT!!!
THANKS!!! for stopping by and leaving a nice comment.

Unknown said...

What size pudding box.
THANKS!!! again for the recipe.

Sue said...

Geri-sorry, good question. It is the small box, 3.4 oz I think.

Someone's Daughter said...

I love this fruit salad, and I'm so glad its on here so I don't have to call you everytime I'm at the store and I can't remember what goes in it!