"One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating."--Luciano Pavarotti

Acini de Pepe Fruit Salad Recipe

  Tried it? Rate this Recipe:


This recipe for Acini de Pepe Fruit Salad, by , is from Calder Cuisine, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Cathy Calder Jarman
Added: Thursday, June 9, 2005


1 c. sugar
2 T. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 3/4 cups pineapple juice, reserved from canned pineapple
2 eggs, beaten
1 T. lemon juice
3 qt. water
2 tsp. salt
1 T. cooking oil
1 16 oz. package Acini de Pepe pasta
2 20 oz. cans pineapple chunks, drain and reserve juice
1 20 oz. can crushed pineapple, drain and reserve juice
3 11 oz. cans mandarin oranges, drained
1 8 oz. carton Cool Whip
1 c. miniature marshmallows
1 c. coconut (optional)
Other optional mix-ins: drained fruit cocktail, drained
maraschino cherries, chopped walnuts

In a saucepan combine the sugar, flour and 1/2 tsp. salt. Gradually stir in the reserved pineapple juice and eggs. Cook over medium heat until thickened, stirring constantly. Add lemon juice. Let mixture cool to room temperature. In a large saucepan bring the water, 2 tsp. salt, and cooking oil to a boil. Add Acini de Pepe pasta and cook until done, approx. 10 minutes. Drain pasta, rinse with water, and let cool to room temperature. Combine egg mixture and pasta. Mix lightly until pasta is well coated. Refrigerate overnight in an airtight container until well chilled. Salad may be refrigerated up to a week at this point. Before serving gently fold in the mandarin oranges, chunk and crushed pineapple, cool whip, marshmallows, and coconut. Drained fruit cocktail, maraschino cherries, and chopped walnuts can also be
added if desired.




Learn more about the process to create a cookbook -- or
Start your own personal family cookbook right now!  Here's to good eating!

Search for more great recipes here from over 500,000 in our family cookbooks!


Bookmark and Share




Cookbooks are great for Holiday Gifts, Wedding Gifts, Bridal Shower ideas and Family Reunions!

*Recipes and photos entered into the Family Cookbook Project are provided by the submitting contributors. All rights are retained by the contributor. Please contact us if you believe copyright violations have occurred.

Search for more great recipes here from over 500,000 in our family cookbooks!