This fruit salad is the best we've ever had. It is so simple to make, and our guests always try to guess the secret ingredient. Of course it's the vanilla pudding. Best of all, it is a four season salad, just vary the fresh fruit. You'll love it, promise!
1 (29 ounce) can peach slices-. Reserve about ½ of liquid
1 (20 ounce) can pineapple chunks, in their own juice- Reserve about ½ of liquid
1 11-ounce can mandarin oranges- Reserve about ½ of liquid
1 small box (3.4 ounce) box vanilla instant pudding mix*
1 lb. fresh strawberries (quartered)
1/2-pint fresh blueberries
1-cup fresh seedless grapes
2 bananas, sliced and added just before serving
In a large bowl, combine peaches, pineapple and mandarin oranges and ½ of liquid from each can.
Add vanilla pudding. Mix gently but well until pudding is dissolved.
Stir in fresh fruits strawberries, blueberries and grapes.
Chill. Slice in bananas just before serving.
The fresh fruit can be varied by season. Optional: Top with toasted coconut, chopped pecans or whipped cream and garnish with mint leaves.
*Jello Brand Vanilla Instant Pudding is certified OK Kosher Parve.
Approximately 10-12 servings
Recipe: Kosher, parve or dairy,