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Glazed Strawberry Fruit Salad

It's getting to be that time of year, where cook-outs, family get-togethers, and potlucks are around every corner. While getting together with friends and family is always fun, sometimes it can be a bit difficult to decide what side dish to bring to share. No worries... I've got the perfect potluck pleaser. This Glazed Strawberry Fruit Salad is a always a hit!   Fresh strawberries, blueberries, bananas, pineapple, and mandarin oranges all combine with a citrusy glaze for a delicious addition to any menu. You could even switch it up a bit, and mix-and-match your favorite fruits.  

  For as long as I remember, we've had this fruit salad at almost every family get-together, especially my birthday. One year, for my 11th birthday, my parents threw me a "cooking class" birthday party at the local kitchen store. I got to invite several friends and choose the menu of what we would prepare, and we were taught a hands-on cooking class by one of the professional chefs. How fun! Well, of course, I chose this delectable fruit salad as one of the recipes, and as always, it was delicious. I even remember officially naming it "Yummy Fruit Salad." So creative, I know. (What can I say, I was only 11!) I've changed the name now to reflect the best parts about the fruit salad - the glaze and the fresh strawberries!   [caption id="attachment_518" align="aligncenter" width="553" caption="The goods... except I forgot to put the bananas in the picture! Doh!"][/caption]   It starts off with a simple glaze that is made by heating cook-and-serve vanilla pudding mix with mandarin orange juice and pineapple juice until it's thick and bubbly.  

  After letting the glaze cool, you simply pour it over the fresh fruit and mix to combine. That easy!  

  Take advantage of the sweet, fresh strawberries and give this recipe a try!  

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Glazed Strawberry Fruit Salad

Servings/Yield: 8 servings

  • 1 large box cook-and-serve vanilla pudding
  • 1 large can pineapple chunks
  • 2 cans mandarin oranges
  • 2 quart strawberries, quartered
  • 1 pint blueberries
  • 4 bananas, sliced

Method

Drain pineapple and one can mandarin oranges, reserving juices. Heat juices and dry pudding mix in saucepan over medium heat until thick and bubbly. When cool, stir in remaining fruits and chill.   Source: family favorite

One thought on “Glazed Strawberry Fruit Salad

  1. Tipu

    That maple turkey in a ckocrpot sounds yummy. I can’t make a turkey from scratch because I always have a defective oven, so I buy the already cooked one from Albertson’s every year. It’s always perfect. Next year I may go rogue and do a fresh turkey using that turkey bag thing. Then again, maybe not. LOLThe staple in my house is my sage dressing. Without it, it’s not Thanksgiving or Christmas to me. Oh and we do the cranberry sauce shaped like the can. LOL It’s how I have eaten cranberry sauce all my life.My husband had to work 10 hours today. ON THANKSGIVING. He has to be at work at the ass-crack of dawn tomorrow and work the whole weekend. He may get a week from Sunday off if we’re lucky.This is kind of why I hate the holidays. He gets real bitchy when he’s not getting enough sleep. LOL And then I have to deal with it you get the picture.But it sounds like you had a good Thanksgiving. Hope you don’t get trampled during the Black Friday mad dash for deals.

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