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16 March, 2018

Christmas Fruit Salad

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This colorful Christmas Fruit Salad blends bananas, grapes, cherries and mandarin oranges with mini marshmallows in a sweet homemade dressing for a refreshing treat. Garnish with pecans for added crunch! Great for pot luck gatherings and parties.


  • 1 (20 oz) can pineapple chunks, reserve juice
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ripe banana, sliced
  • 1 cup seedless green grapes, halved
  • 1 (11 oz) can mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 (10 oz) jar red maraschino cherries, drained
  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows



Whisk together reserved pineapple juice, sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice and salt until smooth.

Place mixture into a small saucepan over medium heat.

Bring to a boil stirring continually, then cook 3 minutes or until sugar dissolves.

Remove from heat.

Beat eggs slightly with a fork and add 2 Tbsp of the hot syrup mix. Mix quickly to combine, then pour it into the remaining hot syrup.

Place the pan over low heat and bring to a gentle boil.

Cook for 2 minutes, stirring continually.

Remove from heat and transfer to a bowl. Allow to cool to room temperature.

Gently fold together the pineapple chunks, bananas, grapes, oranges, cherries and marshmallows.

Drizzle the cooled syrup over the fruit and toss to combine.

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Yield: 8 servings

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