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Glazed Fruit Bowl

This quick-to-fix fruit salad combines summer favorites such as cantaloupe, honeydew and strawberries into a refreshing side dish. You can substitute other fruits if you like. —Christine Wilson, Sellersville, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    25 servings


  • 2 cans (20 ounces each) unsweetened pineapple chunks
  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) cook-and-serve vanilla pudding mix
  • 2-1/2 cups orange juice
  • 1 small cantaloupe, cubed
  • 3-1/2 cups cubed honeydew melon
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries, halved
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 2 cups seedless grapes
  • 2 medium firm bananas, sliced


  • Drain pineapple, reserving 1 cup juice; set pineapple aside. (Discard remaining juice or save for another use.) In a large saucepan, combine the pudding mix, pineapple juice and orange juice. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture boils and thickens. Remove from the heat; cool.
  • In a large bowl, combine the pineapple, melons, berries, grapes and bananas. Drizzle with pudding mixture. Refrigerate until serving.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 82 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 43mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fruit.

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  • Foxycook
    Jul 3, 2017

    Instead of my usual fresh cut fruit platter for our family picnic this year, I chose to make this beautiful glazed fruit salad.I did decide to put it with the salads, but was tempted to put it with the desserts.I changed some of the fruits by adding watermelon and canned mandarin oranges.After making the glaze, I thought it tasted a bit too orangy so I added a 1/4 teas. of vanilla extract.I omitted about a 1/2 c. of the glaze. It just seemed like too much.I let it chill for 24 hrs.It was perfect. I spent part of the day today forwarding the recipe to family members.

  • ClaudiaP
    Sep 10, 2011

    I made this fruit salad and took to my sister-in-law's as part of their lunch while they were cleaning up after a flood. All 11 of us loved it. I will be serving the rest of it tonight as I entertain my daughter and her 3 children. I like the variety of fruits and the glaze gives it a special taste.

  • lightedway
    Aug 1, 2010

    Yes Yes Yes I will be making this again. So easy and such a nice difference the "glaze" makes. This is no ordinary fruit salad. The hint of vanilla had my guests asking for the recipe. The recipe makes a lot so I used half for a picnic and the other for pot luck at church the next day. My husband pouted when I told him I was taking the rest to church! I used in season fruits so it was economical. You know how much it costs to buy prepared fruit salad at the grocery store. Try it and I know you will agree... This one's a keeper! Thanks TOH

  • mudderhen
    Apr 26, 2010

    This is the awesomest dessert I have had in a long time. I have made it twice in the past two days, both times only making half batches because it really does make alot! BUT.... I realize now that with everyone liking it as well as they do, I could have saved myself some time in making the whole thing. It makes a great breakfast, afternoon treat for the kids, or a light, but filling dessert after supper!

  • colleyho
    Apr 24, 2010

    My sister in law made this for us, the dressing was wonderful and makse a large amount. The fruits can be varied for interesting taste changes.

  • elise87
    Jul 26, 2008

    Peaches are great added to this recipe. Also, dried bluberries can be substituted for fresh.

  • Norene Faucett
    Jul 24, 2007

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