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Magical Fruit Salad

This 3 ingredient fruit salad is a fun and delicious way to add more fruit to your day!
Footed glass dish with a creamy fruit salad. 
Prep time: 15 minutes
Chill time: 5 minutes
Makes: 4 cups
Nutrition Facts: View label

Ingredients

4 cups prepared fruit (fresh, canned or frozen; see Directions) 
1 package (makes 4 servings) instant pudding mix (lemon or vanilla)
1 ¾ cups cold nonfat or 1% milk 

Directions

  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. For fresh fruit: Rinse fruit and cut into bite-sized pieces, if needed. For canned fruit: Drain fruit and cut into bite-sized pieces, if needed. For frozen fruit: thaw, drain and cut into bite-sized pieces, if needed.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine the instant pudding mix and cold milk. Add the fruit and stir gently. Refrigerate for 5 minutes before serving.
  4. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.

Notes

  • This salad is best if eaten as soon as it is ready.
  • Use any fruit, such as apples, bananas, berries, grapes, oranges or pineapple. Try a mixture.
  • Young children can choke on whole grapes; cut grapes in half or smaller to reduce the chance of choking.
  • No fresh milk? Mix ½ cup plus 2 Tablespoons dry milk powder with enough cold water to make 1 ¾ cups of milk. 

Comments

This is very sweet. I think you could used more fruit for this amount of pudding. I used cut grapes, apples, canned pineapple and canned mandarin oranges. If using non-diary milk, use less than 1 3/4 cup to make the pudding thicken. 

Kids love this recipe. I let them choose which types of fruit is in season, and which canned fruit we will use!

Fruit salad is my favorite brunch dish which I never get bored of. But I want to ask can I ask pomegranate seeds to this recepie of yours?

 

You can use any mix of fruit with this recipe which is great for using what you already have on hand.

The Food Hero Team

I use one 6 oz. container of lowfat yogurt instead of the pudding.  It is a fresh changed and the Vanilla yogurt blends all the wonderful fruit flavors together without over powering them.  Delicious!

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