SECRET FRUIT SALAD

April 2, 2013 · 157 comments

in Appetizers, Recipes, Sides, Snacks, Sweet Breakfasts

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Can you tell I’m the direct opposite of the “a magician never reveals his tricks” philosophy? This cook always reveals her tricks.

So, what’s this fruit salad’s secret? It’s wonderfully simple. Dry instant vanilla pudding mix! The powder mixes with the juices of the fruits to make a delightful fruit salad dressing.

Secret Fruit Salad from Rachel Schultz

Secret Fruit Salad
Serves 3-4

2 tablespoons dry instant vanilla pudding mix
1 pound of strawberries, quartered
1/2 pint blueberries
1/2 pint raspberries
1/2 pineapple, cubed
1 bunch grapes

Sprinkle pudding powder over fruit and stir. Serve immediately or allow to sit overnight.

Secret Fruit Salad from Rachel Schultz

Secret Fruit Salad from Rachel Schultz

 

4.7 from 13 reviews
secret fruit salad
 
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Serves: 3-4
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons dry instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 pound of strawberries, quartered
  • ½ pint blueberries
  • ½ pint raspberries
  • ½ pineapple, cubed
  • 1 bunch grapes
Instructions
  1. Sprinkle pudding powder over fruit and stir.
  2. Serve immediately or allow to sit overnight.

 

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tracy July 14, 2014 at 12:59 am

I would like to expand this receipt for a large party of 50. What are your suggestions for increasing the ingredients for a party of 50.

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Neighbor Chick July 5, 2014 at 2:13 pm

We made this for 4th of July last night. CROWD Pleaser! Great job. Thank you.

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dorothy white June 29, 2014 at 6:31 pm

Never thought about pudding on fruit , but sounds good , am making tonight. Thank you.

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leticia May 23, 2014 at 5:46 pm

One question, could you replace the dry pudding mix with turmeric for more of a health benefit?

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Cheree Mathers July 6, 2014 at 12:36 am

I think you mean tapioca instead of turmeric? Turmeric is one of the key ingredients in yellow curry powder; whereas tapioca is a type of starch used for thickening much like cornstarch.

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Heather Guthrie-Hoey May 20, 2014 at 2:15 am

Delicious!! BIG TX hit at our daughter’s high school track party! We did pineapple, blueberries, strawberries and black berries. Perfectly Sweet Healthy Blend! :-) THANK YOU RACHEL!! Sunny Blessings~

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Alicia May 4, 2014 at 1:44 am

hi! this looks amazing! has anyone tried it with another flavor pudding like cheesecake or white chocolate?

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Anonymous May 3, 2014 at 5:27 pm

Secret Fruit Salad

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Mary April 30, 2014 at 10:16 pm

Can you use the cook type pudding? My grandson is allergic to some of the ingredients in instant pudding.

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Laura April 3, 2014 at 12:51 pm

I make fruit salad all the time but would have never thought to have added instant pudding mix! Trying this soon….thanks!! (Maybe that’s why I garden more so than cook =)

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kim March 26, 2014 at 11:45 am

I tried this and my fruit came out pastey. It still tasted yummy but had a pastey film over it that did not look appealing. Any ideas?

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Jen April 20, 2014 at 9:49 pm

I had the same issue as Kim with fruit looking pasty. So I let fruit sit to release some juice and then took orange juice and poured just a small amount over top of the fruit. I then gently stirred fruit. Came out awesome and everyone loved it.

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Anonymous March 14, 2014 at 6:38 pm

hi fruit salad

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Anonymous March 14, 2014 at 6:36 pm

hi

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Brenda Davis February 20, 2014 at 9:32 pm

If you use bananas will the pudding powder keep them from turning brown or do I need to use something else?

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Rika Susan February 18, 2014 at 7:00 am

What a simple, yet superb idea, Rachel! Love it! I am going to try butterscotch pudding mix next – my favorite. I am sure it will taste just as good. Thanks for this tip.

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Anonymous February 14, 2014 at 2:32 am

Love this #winkyface

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deloom January 7, 2014 at 12:11 am

I never would have thought to add pudding mix. This is genius!

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Donna December 23, 2013 at 7:44 am

Tried the instant vanilla pudding with a different mix of fruit, oranges, apples, strawberries and banana’s – it was great! Wonderful at a breakfast Christmas party and the leftovers disappeared later at a family Christmas gathering. No one could figure out the dressing and were amazed when I told them.

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Anonymous December 1, 2013 at 9:40 pm

Looks really good!

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Lisa November 3, 2013 at 1:30 pm

Does it matter whether you use regular or sugar free pudding?? Thanks!

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Rachel Schultz November 4, 2013 at 2:55 pm

Nope!

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Do you have any methods to stop hackers?

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Rachel Schultz October 21, 2013 at 12:52 pm

Yes, I use vaultpress.

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Karen September 14, 2013 at 7:51 am

Hi. What’s pudding powder?

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Anonymous January 21, 2014 at 5:25 am

It’s just the instant pudding mix you buy for puddings.

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Anonymous February 21, 2014 at 12:14 am

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Anonymous August 23, 2013 at 1:48 am

Looks good

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Branon August 22, 2013 at 12:34 am

Do you know how many calories are in each serving and how many servings it makes?

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Amber Leigh February 9, 2014 at 4:36 pm

It should be about 183 calories per serving.

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dana August 16, 2013 at 9:43 pm

This looks amazing girl!

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Rachel Schultz August 16, 2013 at 9:48 pm

Thanks Dana! Great to hear from you.

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Sondra August 5, 2013 at 3:27 pm

I never would’ve thought to use the instant pudding mix to flavor fruit salad!! So glad I stumbled across this little secret. :) My whole family loves it!!

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Pmiller August 5, 2013 at 10:18 am

I’ve been making something similar for ages but ai use Jello instead of pudding. Definitely trying it with pudding.

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Anonymous July 23, 2013 at 1:39 am

Try this

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Anonymous February 14, 2014 at 2:32 am

No

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Paula July 22, 2013 at 4:54 pm

I have never tried this but sounds yummy! Can you add watermelon to this recipe?

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Deana July 25, 2013 at 3:50 am

I made it tonight with my kiddos and we used watermelon, strawberries, grapes and and raspberries with some pineapple juice since I didn’t have any pineapples. It was the fruit I found on sale and the kids loved helping at the pudding and stiring.

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