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Old-Fashioned Fruit Salad

This Old-Fashioned Fruit Salad might be the ultimate kid-friendly side dish or dessert. With only four ingredients, this fruit salad is perfect for a cookout, pitch-in, barbecue or whatever you call a gathering with lots and lots of food!
Prep Time10 mins
Refrigeration Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fruit salad with marshmallows, fruit salad with pudding, fruit salad with pudding mix, old-fashioned fruit salad
Servings: 8
Author: Barbara


  • 15 oz. can undrained fruit cocktail
  • 15 oz. can undrained mandarin oranges
  • 10 oz. bag miniature marshmallows
  • 3.4 oz. pkg instant vanilla pudding


  • Combine both cans fruit and marshmallows.
  • Sprinkle dry pudding mix over fruit; mix well.
  • Refrigerate overnight or for 6-8 hours.


  • Do not drain either cans of fruit.
  • This Old-Fashioned Fruit Salad needs to be refrigerated for at least 6 hours before serving.
  • You can make it the day before you want to serve it and refrigerate overnight.
  • Feel free to change it up with different cans of fruit, whatever your family prefers.
  • Love these old recipes? Try Classic Ambrosia or Grandma's Cherry Fluff