Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Marshmallow Fruit Salad






I had this delicious fruit salad a lot growing up. A typical 5 Cup Fruit Salad is very similar, but this fruit salad utilizes fresh strawberries and bananas, and omits the coconut. Totally delicious and comforting.

I am using my best guess on amounts for this recipe. Please use your best judgment and increase or decrease the fruit amounts listed to suit your tastes.

Marshmallow Fruit Salad
Makes 8-12 servings


Ingredients
  • 1 large can pineapple tidbits - drained
  • 2 small cans mandarin oranges - drained
  • 2 large sliced bananas (optional, if you want it to keep longer leave them out)
  • 1 pint sliced strawberries
  • 1 package mini marshmallows
  • 1 small container sour cream (8 oz)
Directions

1. Mix all ingredients and let it sit in the fridge for a short while so flavors can develop.

Recipe from my mom.

19 comments:

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  2. What a unique recipe. Sounds wonderful and delicous! I'm sure my kids would love a bowl of this goodness. :) Thank you for sharing.

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  3. Wow marshmallows in fruit salad?? I need to try this.

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  4. I make a salad similar to this, but do not add the strawberries or bananas...I will now. Found you on Pintrest, and am now following your blog. Patsy

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  5. Top notch! Made this recipe this morning for our Easter dinner later. Excellent already - can't wait to taste it after the flavors have had a chance to blend & develop. Thanks!

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  6. Made this for Easter too! Looks great and can't wait to taste.

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  7. yummm but i use yogurt not sour cream

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  8. I didn't expect to see sour cream. I think I will try yogurt instead for this. I want it to be a semi-sweet treat.

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    1. KassCeeBee - Believe me, it is a sweet fruit salad with the sour cream. Let me know how the yogurt works out, I've never tried that :)

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  9. Yes it is a very sweet fruit. My grandma has made this for 30yrs+ and at first I was always nervous to try it because of the sour cream, but when i did i had 2 bowls of it because it was AWESOME! Yogurt will just make it to sweet.

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    1. Thank you! I was also wondering about the sour cream.

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  10. It's been a favorite of our family for more than 30 years. I like to add crushed walnuts. Make a lot of it, because it's even better the next day!

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  11. My family has been addicted to this for more than 30 years. I like to add crushed walnuts. Make a lot of it. It's great as a dessert or as a side at lunch and dinner.

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  12. We'd love this!! What a fun and yummy combination of flavors and textures!
    Blessings,
    Leslie

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  13. Had this growing up as well, but cool whip instead of sour cream. I hate cool whip but would try it with yogurt as someone else mentioned. We had walnuts in ours growing up too.

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  14. Made this for my child care. It was a hit, now a menu favorite. I like mine topped with walnuts.

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    1. Thank you for the feedback :) Glad to hear it was enjoyed!

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