February 9, 2013

Fruit Salad


1 (29 ounce) can peach slices, undrained
1 (20 ounce) can pineapple chunks, undrained
1 (3 1/8 ounce) box dry vanilla instant pudding
1 lb straberries , stemmed and sliced
1 banana sliced
1/2 pint blueberries
1 bunch grapes ( I used red ones)
1 tablespoon sugar (optional)


In a larbe bowl combine peaches, pineapple and vanilla pudding mix. This includes the juices from the cans. Mix well until pudding is dissolved. Stir in strawberries, banana, blueberries, grapes, and sugar if desired. Chill

*** After reading all the reviews on this recipe I made a few changes. I did NOT add the sugar. Many reviews said it was already plenty sweet. Also I only used about 1/3 to 1/2 box  of the pudding. Many reviews also said it was too much if you use it all. Finally, this salad has alot of juice and many people felt it wasn't all needed. What I did was drain the juice off the fruit and then add the pudding mix to taste. I then added that sauce over the fruit until it was the consistancy I wanted. Due to all the juice it does get a little mushy as it sits so you will not want to make it too much in advance. I added the banana just before serving.

recipe and photo courtesy of food.com

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