Creamy Fruit Salad

  • Prep Time: 35 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Serves: 10,Yield: 10cups
  • About This Recipe

    “Fruit and puddingsalad”

    Ingredients

  • 2mediumbananas, diced
  • 2mediumapples, diced
  • 1lemon, juice of
  • 1 (20ounce) cans pineapple tidbits, drained, juice reserved
  • 2cupssliced strawberries
  • 2cupsgrapes
  • 1/4 cuppecans, chopped
  • 1 (1 1/2 ounce) boxessugar-free instant vanilla pudding mix or 1 (1 1/2 ounce) boxes vegetarian sugar-free instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1/2 cupwater
  • Directions

  • Combine bananas, apples and lemon juice in large mixing bowl.
  • Toss until evenly coated.
  • Add pineapple, strawberries, grapes and pecans.
  • In small mixing bowl, combine pudding mix, water and pineapple juice with a wire whisk until smooth.
  • Add pudding mixture to fruit.
  • Mix gently until throughly coated.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Reviews

  • “I served it on Easter to my family and then at a wedding shower potluck at the office.It was a hugh hit both places.It’s definitely a keeper!”

  • “As a newly diagnosed diabetic, I am desperately searching for recipes I can now eat.This one was really easy to make and tastes fantastic too.My husband even loves it more than I do and he can’t wait until I make it again! Thanks!”

  • “A Very flavorful and colorful salad….I like the idea of sugar-free pudding, rather then whipped cream. Was a big hit at the potluck dinner!!”

  • “Sounds like a wonderful salad for a group of weight watchers and for my diabetic husband.”

  • “I took this salad to an Easter brunch, and it was a big hit!My husband is diabetic, so it was healthy for him to eat.My mom has copied it and given it to many of her friends.”

  • “I took this fruit salad to a family dinner of 13 and it was the hit of the meal.The sugar-free pudding tasted wonderful and a real treat for the two diabetics in attendance.I used fresh pineapple so I replaced the reserved juice with orange juice. The pecans pulled it all together nicely. Thanks for sharing.”

  • “This is an excellent recipe for fruit.My husband is a diabetic and it is wonderful to give him his fruit this way for a change.”

  • “I loved this! my family couldn’t get enough of it. I even had it for breakfast.”

  • “I made this for my family when they came for a visit. I didn’t use the sugar free pudding mix. a I used “French vanilla” instead of just the plain vanilla. Tasted great. The family loved it. I enjoyed it as well and I am not a fruit eater.”

  • “I loved this.Didn’t have a small pkg of vanilla instant pudding so I used Lemon.Was really nice addition and really tasty. I just had Gastric Bypass surgery and even though I can eat sugar, I do watch how much of it I eat.I will do this one again!!”

  • “This is probably the finest fruit salad I have ever tasted!It is contrary to my nature to make a recipe just the way it is in the book, so here’s what I did.I reduced the water from 1/2 cup to 1/4 and made up the difference with light rum.Pecans are not high onmy scale of great nuts, so I substituted almonds.Added large dashes of nugmeg and cinnamon.Superb!”

  • “This is good. You can also substitute the pudding for vanilla yogurt. That’s what I use for a healthier dessert.”

  • “Holy Yum! I made this for my DD birthday brunch. I pretty much eye-balled the amounts of fruit I used, and I also added some diced kiwi. The pecans really make this, they add a really nice crunch! Thank you so much for sharing, everybody loved it!”

  • “Great recipe!I modified it a little bit based on fruit that wasn’t in season here.I omitted the bananas because I don’t really care for them in fruit salad.I used apples, pineapple, frozen sliced strawberries and frozen wild blueberries instead of the grapes.I also used sliced almonds instead of pecans simply because I had them on hand.Tates great!Not exactly pretty once you add the pudding mixture to it, but it definitely tastes wonderful!”

  • “Okay, I altered this just a tad and I hope you don’t mind if I share.Of course my recipe is a bit more fattening too! I didn’t add apples because I simple don’t like them.Just added more banana and strawberries. Also I used sugar-free CHEESECAKE pudding instead…yummy!Then instead of plain pecans I used cinnamon and sugar roasted pecans that I had just made.THIS IS TO DIE FOR! Even my 3 kids are eating it.And THAT is amazing.Thank you so much!!!!”

  • “I made this for a family gathering and everyone wanted the recipe so they could make their own. I made one small change and substituted blueberries for the grapes.”

  • “I took this to a gathering and some people liked it but most people didn’t.I was hoping it would be wonderful because it sounds very good and we like the ingredients, just not all mixed together, I guess.I won’t be making this again, but thanks for sharing.”

  • “This has an absolute wonderful flavor. Very sweet and light tasting with a distinct summer feel.I just wished it would keep more than a day.This would be a great recipe for a party but keep in mind it makes a lot, so I would recommend halfing (or even less) the recipe for everyday consumption. ~~ I hate when people say they adjust the recipes, because it doesn’t give an accurate representation of that recipe, but in this case I had to remove the nuts due to allergies.So I made this, as the recipe calls for, but sans nuts.”

  • “Very good. I also added a little cinnamon and nutmeg and it was very popular.”

  • “Excellent recipe.Great, light flavor to add to fruit.”

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