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Holiday Fruit Salad

Thanksgiving. Christmas. Easter. Summer BBQs. This Holiday Fruit Salad is the perfect special occasion side for them all! Creamy, fluffy and crowd-pleasing!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cheesecake fruit salad recipe, festive fruit salad, fruit salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 -8 servings


For the Pineapple Custard:

  • 3 tablespoons pineapple juice from the can of Dole Pineapple Chunks
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon butter

For the Fruit Salad:

  • 20 oz can Dole Pineapple Chunks
  • 1 cup jarred cherries drained
  • 15 oz can Dole Mandarin Oranges
  • 1 cup grapes
  • 2 cups marshmallows halved
  • 1 cup whipped cream beat into firm peaks
  • 2 bananas sliced


For the Pineapple Custard:

  • In the bowl of a double boiler, combine the pineapple juice, lemon juice, sugar, egg yolks, cornstarch and butter.
  • Set over a double boiler and cook, whisking constantly, until the mixture thickens and coats the back of a wooden spoon. This usually takes 8-10 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and let cool before adding to the fruit salad.

For the Fruit Salad:

  • Combine all the ingredients except the whipped cream and bananas. Fold in the cooled pineapple custard and whipped cream.
  • Refrigerate overnight. Add the sliced bananas just before serving. Enjoy!


Calories: 360kcal | Carbohydrates: 75g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 110mg | Sodium: 50mg | Potassium: 476mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 52g | Vitamin A: 1580IU | Vitamin C: 40.7mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 1.5mg