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Fruity Acini di Pepe Salad

Rated as 4.67 out of 5 Stars

"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."
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8 h 45 m servings 312 cals
Original recipe yields 10 servings


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  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(R) 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.


  • Note
  • This is a reduced sugar version of a recipe originally submitted by an Allrecipes home cook.
  • Serving Size: 1 cups fruit salad

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 312 calories; 7.2 g fat; 58.9 g carbohydrates; 5.2 g protein; 37 mg cholesterol; 156 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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This recipe is great!! A lot better then the other I had which was a bit too much sugar, and instead of the heavy cream I used 1 8oz container of coolwhip and the whole jar of cherries plus a f...

I had this once at my sister's house and she called it Frog Eye Salad. It was a great way to get the kids eating fruit. It is a little sweet and it yields a lot. Great for potlucks.

My family loves this salad.. especially the kids. Easy to make.. it's a fun dish! We call it Frog Eye Salad.

Woooow, don't double the recipe! I do not have a bowl big enough to hold the doubled recipe. I should have looked at the serving size. One cup of this salad would be pretty heavy. Made it wi...

Excellent! Everybody loved it! My husband wants more.