Frozen Fruit Salad
Party perfect, fluffy frozen cream cheese and fruit salad with maraschino cherries, crushed pineapple, mandarin oranges and miniature marshmallows.
1 (16-ounce) jar maraschino cherries
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 (20-ounce) can crushed pineapple
1 (11-ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained
2 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows (1/2 of a 10-1/2-ounce bag)
1 (8-ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
Lettuce leaves for serving (optional)
Fresh mint for garnish (optional)
- Drain cherries, reserving 1/4 cup juice. Set aside.
- Put cream cheese and pineapple with juice in a medium mixing bowl; beat with an electric mixer on medium speed 3 to 4 minutes, or until combined.
- Stir in mandarin oranges and cherries with 1/4 cup cherry juice. Gently fold in marshmallows and whipped topping.
- Spread evenly in a lightly oiled 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Freeze until firm, at least 12 hours. Serve on a lettuce leaf; garnish with fresh mint, desired.
Makes 12 to 15 servings.
Recipe and photograph are provided courtesy of the Cherry Marketing Institute.