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Favorite Marshmallow Fruit Salad

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling

Makes

18 servings

The cooked custard dressing for this salad is uniquely delicious. Mixing in marshmallow halves with the fruit makes each serving light, fluffy and fun! -Beverly Wade Park Forest, Illinois

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) large marshmallows, halved
  • 3 egg yolks, beaten
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoons confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple chunks, drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 3 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Directions

  1. Place marshmallows in a large bowl; set aside. In a saucepan, whisk the egg yolks, milk and mustard. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture reaches 160° and coasts the back of a metal spoon. Cool for 5 minutes. Stir into marshmallows.
  2. In a bowl, beat the cream, confectioners' sugar and vanilla on medium speed until soft peaks form. Fold into marshmallow mixture. Add fruit; gently toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours. Just before serving, stir in pecans.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 203 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 54mg cholesterol, 24mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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