Rating: 4.56 stars
110 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 80
  • 4 star values: 19
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2

This salad has been a required dish at Thanksgiving and Xmas for over 25 years at our house. It is our absolute favorite and so easy to fix! Enjoy!

Recipe Summary test

prep:
10 mins
additional:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 to 16 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix together the cherry pie filling, condensed milk, oranges, pineapple, coconut, marshmallows and whipped topping.

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  • Chill for several hours and top with crushed pecans if desired.

Nutrition Facts

373 calories; protein 3.7g; carbohydrates 59.6g; fat 14.1g; cholesterol 11.1mg; sodium 86.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (94)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2005
This salad is great. I often make this for guests and holidays. I leave out the coconut as we have those who don't like coconut and use an extra 1/2 cup of marshmallows instead. Very sweet. Makes a nice salad or dessert. I use the low calorie pie filling (as if that would make much difference in calories here) and it works well. Can't tell the difference. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/29/2002
I ate it but this wasn't as good as I had hoped. It could have used rice. Too blah of texture. If you are looking for something really rich and fruity this is it. I would eat it again but if I make it again I would add white rice for added texture. It was a bit on the sweet side and I couldn't eat much of it being so rich in sweetness. Very mushy and something just seemed to be missing. TEXTURE!!!!! Thanks anyway. Read More
(9)
110 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 80
  • 4 star values: 19
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2005
This salad is great. I often make this for guests and holidays. I leave out the coconut as we have those who don't like coconut and use an extra 1/2 cup of marshmallows instead. Very sweet. Makes a nice salad or dessert. I use the low calorie pie filling (as if that would make much difference in calories here) and it works well. Can't tell the difference. Read More
(31)
Rating: 4 stars
11/28/2004
Because I really like pineapple I used a 15 can of drained tidbits instead of crushed. I also reduced the cool whip to the 12 ounce size. I served this salad both to co-workers at our Thanksgiving potluck and to our family on turkey day. It was a hit with all; although many have renamed it "Pink Fluff". Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2002
This was a great fruit salad! I had my in-laws for Christmas dinner and chose this salad as I had the ingredients on hand. Everyone thought it was wonderful. It was quick easy and very tasty. Next time I will half the recipe as it made a lot! Definately a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2005
LOVE IT!! I think this makes a great "summer" salad it's so cool and refreshing. Very easy to make. I will definitely be making this more often. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/26/2003
I made this for Thanksgiving and it was pretty good. I didn't think it was any better than alot of other fruit salads. I didn't get any rave reviews from the guests. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2005
Looking for a recipe to take to baby shower for baby girl. When I saw "pink" in the title thought I would give it a try. This was excellent. I only added 8 oz of Cool Whip and think that was enough. Thanks Debra great recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/26/2008
This salad was good but I am only giving it 4 stars because I feel like the recipe needs modifications to make it really good. I did not use coconut because the group I made it for does not like coconut. Also I added 2 sliced bananas which were a nice compliment. Lastly the most critical change for this salad to be excellent is whip up 12 oz of heavy whipping cream and use that instead of cool whip. The salad is plenty sweet without the addition of more sweetness from the cool whip. The whipped heavy cream adds the creaminess the salad needs without taking the sweetness factor over the top. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
This is the best tasting fruit salad. My whole family loved it and I'm taking it to holiday dinners. I also used rasberry instead of cherry and it was also delicious. I love finding recipes my kids also eat!! Read More
(10)
Rating: 3 stars
08/29/2002
I ate it but this wasn't as good as I had hoped. It could have used rice. Too blah of texture. If you are looking for something really rich and fruity this is it. I would eat it again but if I make it again I would add white rice for added texture. It was a bit on the sweet side and I couldn't eat much of it being so rich in sweetness. Very mushy and something just seemed to be missing. TEXTURE!!!!! Thanks anyway. Read More
(9)