This is a light and cool summer salad made with pasta and frozen whipped topping.

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Ingredients

7
Original recipe yields 7 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook pasta until al dente, rinse under cold water and drain.

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  • In a sauce pan, combine the sugar, eggs, flour, salt, pineapple juice and cook over medium heat until mixture thickens. Remove from heat and cool.

  • Toss together the pasta and cooked pineapple juice mixture. Refrigerate overnight.

  • Break up chilled pasta with a spoon and mix in pineapple, mandarin oranges and cherries. Fold in thawed whipped topping, chill and serve.

Nutrition Facts

661.3 calories; 12.2 g protein; 124.7 g carbohydrates; 53.1 mg cholesterol; 205.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/14/2003
I have looked for this recipe for years and was so glad to have finally found it. A relative of mine made this years ago and I asked for the recipe but never received it. I used one can of fruit cocktail and chopped up two bananas and an orange and threw it in there. It was delicious! Thanks for giving me a new dish for this Easter that I will use many times over! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
09/24/2004
I found this to be very mediocre. I do not like pasta and fruit combined. It serves more like 58 than 8. Way too much salad half my guests didn't eat theirs. Read More
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39 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 30
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/13/2003
I have looked for this recipe for years and was so glad to have finally found it. A relative of mine made this years ago and I asked for the recipe but never received it. I used one can of fruit cocktail and chopped up two bananas and an orange and threw it in there. It was delicious! Thanks for giving me a new dish for this Easter that I will use many times over! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/11/2003
I've been making this for years and never knew it had a name! This is an unusual salad but is very well received. It's cool and refreshingly sweet but not sugar-ey. Good w/grilled chicken. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/19/2003
I've tried this before but it was called "Rosamarina Salad." It's a nice light treat however I will add a little more sugar next batch I make. Not sweet enough for my taste even with the addition of the whipped topping. Also I might consider chopped pineapple instead of crushed next time as well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2004
This salad is great! It makes a lot though so you might want to cut it in half. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/11/2003
I love this recipe however I have made this in the past and I use Acini De Pepe pasta and the kids go wild! We have called it Frog egg Salad in the past! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/25/2004
Delicious! This makes a lot of salad. I halved the recipe and it filled a 2 quart bowl. Thanks Linda for the great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2006
This is also known as ambrosa salad and this recipe is DELICIOUS!! I made it for a bridal shower and so many people commented that it was the best ambrosia salad they've ever had!!! This salad does feed a lot more than the number of servings listed though--we doubled it because we were having 20 people and it was way too much--but luckily it was so good that people took containers home! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/12/2005
Everyone that tried this recipe loved it--if they can get over eating pasta with a fruit salad! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
09/24/2004
I found this to be very mediocre. I do not like pasta and fruit combined. It serves more like 58 than 8. Way too much salad half my guests didn't eat theirs. Read More
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