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Christmas Fruit Salad

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.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 8


  • 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.