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Magical Fruit Salad

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Recipe Notes

  • This salad is best if eaten as soon as it is ready.



Depending on their skills, show kids how to:

  • Wash and dry fresh fruit
  • Stir together pudding and milk
  • Stir fruit into pudding


4 cups
fresh or canned fruit (try a mixture - apples, bananas, oranges, grapes or pineapple)
1 package
(makes 4 servings) instant lemon or vanilla pudding mix
1 3⁄4 cups
cold nonfat or 1% milk (or mix nonfat dry milk with cold water)


  1. For fresh fruit: Rinse fruit and cut into bite-size chunks. For canned fruit: Drain fruit and cut into bite-sized chunks, if needed.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the instant pudding mix and cold milk. Add the fruit and stir gently. Refrigerate for 5 minutes.
  3. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.


  • This salad is best if eaten as soon as it is ready.
Photo of Magical Fruit Salad
Prep time: 15 minutes
Makes: 4 cups
Nutrition Facts: View Label
Last updated: 05/03/20

5 Comments for "Magical Fruit Salad"

Kids love this recipe. I let them choose which types of fruit is in season, and which canned fruit we will use!

Fruit salad is my favorite brunch dish which I never get bored of. But I want to ask can I ask pomegranate seeds to this recepie of yours?


You can use any mix of fruit with this recipe which is great for using what you already have on hand.

The Food Hero Team

I use one 6 oz. container of lowfat yogurt instead of the pudding.  It is a fresh changed and the Vanilla yogurt blends all the wonderful fruit flavors together without over powering them.  Delicious!

I like this recipe because you can add whatever fruit you have on hand--add canned pineapple with fresh fruit like grapes and apples.