Fruit Salad With Pudding

Michele Brosius
by Michele Brosius
8 servings
1 hr 10 min

Are you looking for a delicious, simple dessert recipe to impress your friends and family? Then look no further than fruit salad with pudding!

This classic dish is quick and easy to prepare, but full of flavor. Not only is it incredibly tasty, but it also makes a great presentation for any special occasion.

The combination of fruits and creamy pudding is sure to be a hit at your next family event! Read on to learn how you can make this delicious treat in your own kitchen.

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When should I make a fruit salad?

Fruit salad is the perfect dish to make when you’re short on time. You can easily prepare it ahead of time and serve it chilled or at room temperature.

It also keeps well, so any leftovers can be enjoyed the next day without getting too soggy!

Fruit salad is a great option for potlucks, backyard barbecues, or simply an after-dinner treat.

What is an easy fruit salad with pudding mix?

Fruit salad with pudding mix is a great way to enjoy fresh fruit and creamy pudding in one delicious dish.

All you need to do is combine your favorite fruits (such as pineapples, grapes, mandarins, strawberries, etc.) with your pudding. For an even creamier taste, add some cool whip to the mixture.

Fruit Salad with Pudding topped with fresh strawberries, pineapple, mandarin, and grapes
What is the best way to serve fruit salad with pudding and cool whip?

This fruit salad is a great dessert option for any occasion.

For a special presentation, layer the fruit in a glass bowl or trifle dish. You can garnish it with whipped cream, chocolate shavings, or even fresh mint leaves.

Alternatively, you can serve it in individual dishes for a more casual presentation.

What ingredients do I need to make this fruit salad with pudding mix and cool whip?

For this fruit salad recipe you’ll need the following ingredients:

Refrigerated vanilla pudding

Cool whip


Mandarin oranges

Pineapple tidbits

Fresh strawberries

Mini marshmallows

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How to make a fruit salad with pudding?

First, mix the pudding and cool whip until well combined in a large bowl.

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Then, gently fold in the fruit and marshmallows.

marshmallows being added to a fruit salad

Top the salad with additional fruit if desired.

Finally, serve right away or chill for about an hour or so until you’re ready to eat!

Fruit Salad with Pudding topped with fresh strawberries, pineapple, mandarin, and grapes
How to store fruit salad?

If you don’t plan on eating your fruit salad immediately, it’s important to store it properly so that it stays fresh.

To store this salad, transfer the mixture to an airtight container and place it in the refrigerator for up to three days. This will help keep the ingredients from spoiling and make sure your fruit salad with vanilla pudding stays delicious.

Fruit Salad with Pudding topped with fresh strawberries, pineapple, mandarin, and grapes
What type of fruit do you use in your salad?

As listed above, this recipe requires mandarins, pineapple, grapes, and strawberries. However, if you have an allergy, or just would prefer a different fruit added in, you can easily substitute any fruits you’d like!

How do you keep the fruit from getting soggy?

A great way to prevent your fruit from getting soggy is by creating the salad shortly before eating.

You can prepare all of your fruits ahead of time, and then mix everything together a few hours before you need it and it will only take a few minutes to throw the ingredients together!

Recipes to try next if you like this pudding fruit salad:

Ham and Pineapple Pasta Salad

Strawberry Jello Salad With Cool Whip

Overnight Fruit Salad Recipe

a black and white striped plate with fruit salad served on it.

Fruit salad with pudding is a classic, easy-to-make dish that never fails to impress.

It’s a great option for any special occasion and can easily be adapted to suit your preferences.

With the right ingredients and a few helpful tips, you’ll have an amazing dessert that everyone will enjoy.

Let this delicious fruit salad with pudding be the star of your next gathering!

Fruit Salad with Pudding topped with fresh strawberries, pineapple, mandarin, and grapes
Fruit Salad With Pudding
Recipe details
  • 8  servings
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 1 Hours Total time: 1 hr 10 min
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  • 4 oz refrigerated vanilla pudding
  • ½ cup cool whip
  • 1 cup grapes, halved
  • 11 oz can mandarin oranges, drained
  • 8 oz pineapple tidbits, drained
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows

1. In a large bowl mix the pudding and cool whip until well combined
2. Gently fold in the fruit and marshmallows
3. Top with additional fruit if desired
4. Serve right away or chill for about an hour or so
5. Enjoy!
Michele Brosius
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  • Jennifer Dobney Jennifer Dobney on Aug 03, 2023

    This is basically Ambrosia with a Twist. I may give it a try as I love ambrosia

    • Fb029185025 Fb029185025 on Aug 04, 2023

      That's what I was thinking. I believe our family also added coconut to the mix!

  • Cheri Cheri on Aug 03, 2023

    Love this website: easy doable and great!