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Aunt Marion’s Fruit Salad Dessert

Aunt Marion, my namesake, is like a grandma to me. She gave me this luscious salad recipe, which goes to all our family reunions, hunt club suppers and snowmobile club picnics...and I go home with no leftovers! —Marion LaTourette, Honesdale, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    10 servings (2-1/2 quarts)


  • 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple chunks, drained
  • 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) sliced peaches, drained and cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 3 bananas, sliced
  • 2 unpeeled red apples, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 cup cold whole milk
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup thawed orange juice concentrate
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix


  • In a large bowl, combine fruits; set aside. Whisk sauce ingredients until smooth. Gently fold into fruits. Cover and chill for 3-4 hours before serving.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 218 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 86mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (37g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein.


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  • Danette
    Feb 12, 2021

    It was so delicious I added more bananas and some fruit cocktail it was so good definately I would make this again

  • Krystine
    Mar 29, 2020

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  • marcibanes
    Aug 12, 2019

    This recipe is very tasty. I primarily made the fruit sauce from the recipe and substituted a variety of melons that I had from the garden.

  • VioletsMama
    Jul 5, 2019

    This recipe is actually from an old Better Homes and Gardens cookbook. It’s one of my favorites! It’s just soooo good! We make it for lots of potluck functions and rarely have leftovers. Definitely recommend!

  • Olsenmeadowpark
    Jul 3, 2019

    This secret recipe should be kept secret. Not only was it not appetizing, it was a waste of good fruit.

  • cgeerts
    Mar 21, 2019

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  • Rex
    Mar 20, 2019

    Very pleasant taste, easy preparation.

  • JMParsons
    Mar 18, 2019

    Our grandchildren requested this every time we had family gatherings. Some times replaced apples with grapes as that was their preference

  • KaM
    Mar 18, 2019

    Surprisingly, I made this last week! It was the first time and we loved it. And now I'm going to do the -- but I changed... I used fresh mandarins, not canned. And, I left out the apple and added blood orange so it was more tropical. I also did not add the bananas to the larger bowl of salad but sliced them into the individual serving bowls. They get icky otherwise. Also, word to the wise, if you are not making this for a large group, you may wish to halve the recipe. The dressing breaks down and gets watery so only make as much as you will eat within a few hours. Other than that it is awesome. I have already purchased the necessary ingredients to make it again.

  • Steven C.
    Mar 18, 2019

    Very tasty and a breeze to make. Like some others, I add darker-colored fruits for splashes of color: red grapes, pitted cherries (not Maraschino--too sweet), raspberries (tanginess adds a lot!!), blueberries. Just use your imagination!!