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Fruity Acini di Pepe Salad

No recipe image available.Tiny pearls of acini di pepe in a fruity custard, tossed with crushed pineapple, mandarin oranges, whipped topping and mini marshmallows, make a bright, refreshing pasta salad. Maraschino cherries add eye-popping color.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 cup acini di pepe pasta
1 (20-ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained with juice reserved
1 (15-ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained with liquid reserved
1 (8-ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
7 ounces miniature marshmallows
1 cup Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
2 large eggs, beaten
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 (10-ounce) jar maraschino cherries, drained (optional)

Cooking Directions:

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente. Drain.
  2. In medium saucepan, combine reserved liquids from pineapple and oranges (equals about 1 1/2 cups), Splenda® Granulated Sweetener, eggs, salt and flour. Cook until thick, stirring constantly. When mixture becomes thick, add cooked pasta and refrigerate overnight.
  3. The next day, add pineapple and oranges, whipped topping and marshmallows to taste. Mix together and top with cherries if desired. Keep chilled until served.

Makes 8 servings.

Note: Submitted by a home cook, this recipe has not been tested by the Splenda® Test Kitchens.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): Calories: 380; Calories from Fat: 80; Total Fat: 9g; Saturated Fat: 7g; Cholesterol: 55mg; Sodium: 190mg; Total Carbs: 71g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugars: 32g; Protein: 7g.

Recipe courtesy of Splenda, Inc. Splenda® is a no-calorie sweetener made from sugar that is suitable for diabetics. For more information regarding this product, please call 1-800-777-5363 or visit their website at www.splenda.com.