Friday, November 20, 2009

Family Holiday Fruit Salad

This is my Great Grandma's recipe and it makes a lot so you can half it for smaller groups. The nice thing about this salad is the fruit doesn't brown so it still looks nice for leftovers.
Family Holiday Fruit Salad

4 large cans fruit cocktail
2 Large cans pineapple chunks
4 small cans mandarin oranges
½ bag miniature marshmallows
5 bananas
16 oz of whipping cream
2-3 Tbsp. Corn starch

Drain all of the can fruit and reserve 2 1/2 cups of juice. Add about 2-3 Tbsp cornstarch to 1/3 cup cold water stir until lumps are gone. Heat the reserved juice to simmering. Once it is simmering, add the cornstarch mixture. As it comes to a boil stir until it is a thick consistency. If it doesn’t thicken add more corn starch mixture. Allow to cool completely. Whip the cream to a whipped cream consistency; add sugar and vanilla to taste. Mix it into the cooled fruit juice mixture. Place the drained fruit in a large bowl, add marshmallows and sliced bananas. Fold in the whipped cream dressing and serve immediately.
I chose to garnsh the top with more oranges and cherries.


  1. Question - can you use cool whip instead of whipping cream? Thanks!

  2. I guess you could but I'm not sure how it would turn out. The real whipped cream is thicker than cool whip.


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