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Pudding Fruit Salad

Pudding Fruit Salad
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 20 min
  • Servings 9
Pudding Fruit Salad—our take on ambrosia fruit salad—combines fresh fruit, canned fruit and sweets, such as marshmallows and vanilla pudding. This refreshing fruit salad with Cool Whip and pudding is a great addition to any BBQ. With only 80 calories per serving, this guilt-free fruit salad with Cool Whip will keep your sweet tooth happy. If you're looking to take this Pudding Fruit Salad from summer to fall, take a peek at our "Expert Tips."
Updated June 22, 2021

Ingredients

  • 1 container (4 oz) refrigerated vanilla pudding
  • 1/2 cup Cool Whip frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 cup seedless green grapes, halved
  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows
  • 1 can (11 oz) mandarin orange segments, drained
  • 1 can (8 oz) pineapple tidbits in juice, drained
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries, sliced

Steps

  • 1
    In medium bowl, mix pudding and whipped topping.
  • 2
    Gently stir in grapes, marshmallows, oranges and pineapple. Add strawberries; toss gently to coat. Serve immediately or store in refrigerator up to 8 hours.

  • Top Pudding Fruit Salad with additional strawberries for each serving as an optional garnish.
  • When serving at parties, to keep our fruit salad with Cool Whip cold, place the bowl in a larger bowl filled with ice.
  • Make this a kid-friendly dessert instead of a salad, taking it from summer to fall by trading in chunks of apple for the berries and butterscotch pudding for the vanilla.
  • This fruit salad with vanilla pudding is a good counterpoint to a buffet of vegetable or green salads. Stock your pantry with canned fruits that complement fresh grapes and berries—canned pears or peaches in juice are great in place of mandarin oranges or pineapple tidbits. Be sure to use the same can size of what you're replacing.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/2 Cup
Calories
80
Calories from Fat
10
Total Fat
1 1/2g
2%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
30mg
1%
Potassium
120mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
17g
6%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
13g
Protein
0g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
35%
35%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

  • This recipe’s combination of fruit with marshmallows, whipped topping and pudding reads a lot like a recipe from 60 years ago, but trust us, it's delicious, and we’re not the only ones who think so! This sweet and creamy fruit salad is a fan favorite — check out the ratings and reviews. Make it for a family dinner or special occasion, and you’ll see for yourself how quickly this dish disappears. In fact, this is a perfect side for a party, because it serves nine and you can make it ahead. This salad keeps for up to eight hours in the refrigerator, but you certainly don’t have to wait! Serve immediately and remember this tip for keeping it cold: nestle the salad bowl inside a larger ice-filled bowl. Ready for more? Betty's got plenty more fruit-filled recipes for you to try.
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