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Overnight Fruit Salad

Rated as 4.62 out of 5 Stars

"I first tasted this rich salad at my wedding reception almost 40 years ago. The ladies who did the cooking wouldn't share the recipe at the time, but I eventually got it. I've made it for many meals...and our daughters copied the recipe when they married."
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Ingredients

30 m servings
Original recipe yields 12 servings

Directions

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  1. In a double boiler over medium heat, cook and stir eggs, sugar and vinegar until mixture is thickened and reaches 160 degrees F. Remove from the heat; stir in butter. Cool.
  2. In a large serving bowl, combine grapes, marshmallows, pineapple, oranges and bananas; add cooled dressing and stir to coat. Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight. Just before serving, fold in whipped cream and pecans.

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Most helpful positive review

This is the only fruit salad my family makes! It does take a bit of effort, but I consider it well worth it. Every time I take it anywhere, there is never any left over! We always add strawberri...

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I made this for Thanksgiving. I thought it was attractive enough, but it was the one dish nobody touched. I put a good bit of effort into it and I hated that no one went for it. My husband final...

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This is the only fruit salad my family makes! It does take a bit of effort, but I consider it well worth it. Every time I take it anywhere, there is never any left over! We always add strawberri...

I made this for Thanksgiving. I thought it was attractive enough, but it was the one dish nobody touched. I put a good bit of effort into it and I hated that no one went for it. My husband final...

This was a winner at my last get-together. I'm making it again today for another! The only thing I would do differently is add the bananas just before it's going to be served. I also used Coo...

I do not know how anyone could give this recipe any less then a 5 star unless they messed it up. This is the best fruit salad we have ever had. I used red wine vinegar and put almost a whole jar...

Well this was great, wasn't sure if the whipping cream was to be sweetened or not. I didn't figuring the marshamallows were sweet enough. I was looking for Ambrosia, but this fit the ticket f...

If I made this again, I'd definitely double the egg-vinegar mixture. It was undetectable in the finished salad. I think I'd use lemon juice, too, instead of vinegar, though the vinegar mixture...