Oranges, pineapple, cottage cheese and whipped topping combine for a fully refreshing slightly sweet salad. My mom always makes this recipe and the reason I call it 'Anytime Fruit Salad' is because if there is any ever left I eat it anytime.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, combine the cottage cheese, whipped topping and gelatin mix. Stir in the oranges and pineapple. Chill in refrigerator.

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Nutrition Facts

516 calories; protein 17.6g; carbohydrates 70.2g; fat 19.3g; cholesterol 16.8mg; sodium 578.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2005
A few years ago I posted this recipe because it was just this great dish that my whole family loved and we all liked to add a lil extra of this or that... I was fond of adding more oranges and my dad liked more pineapple. I read the post where the woman had made hers a lil too runny... DO NOT make the jello... you are only using the powder packet in this recipe. For anyone who is fond of nuts pecans or walnuts chopped coarsly is very good. Hope everyones family enjoys this as much as mine. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/15/2003
I made this for my husband's birthday party and he did not care for it and I didn't get any positive comments. When our guests figured out it had cottage cheese they seemed a little turned off. Like cottage cheese this has an odd texture. Doesn't seem like fruit salad to me seems more like a pudding dish or something. Read More
(10)
156 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 113
  • 4 star values: 26
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 9
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2005
A few years ago I posted this recipe because it was just this great dish that my whole family loved and we all liked to add a lil extra of this or that... I was fond of adding more oranges and my dad liked more pineapple. I read the post where the woman had made hers a lil too runny... DO NOT make the jello... you are only using the powder packet in this recipe. For anyone who is fond of nuts pecans or walnuts chopped coarsly is very good. Hope everyones family enjoys this as much as mine. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2003
Coming from Utah the Jell-O capital of the world I love this. I am famous for this recipe in my family. Any eating they always request me to make my Jell-O stuff. It's great. I have used mixed berries from the freezer and strawberry Jell-O (my favorite) or just mandarin oranges in orange Jell-O. This recipe is forgiving and great. I have even quadrupled it for some functions. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/26/2006
This makes more than six servings. It is very good. I used one reg. pkg. jello and one sugar free pkg. Light cool whip. I used crushed pineapple because two year olds were eating with us. I drained it for an hour or so and also used the back of a spoon to press out extra liquid. I made the day before and it wasn't a bit runny the next day nor the day after that. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/30/2003
This is good! I subbed peaches for the oranges because it's all I had. I'm surprised that I liked it so much. Just a little note if you taste it right after it's prepared it is gritty from the jello so it's not a good idea it's better after it has had time to meld. Thanks Tiffany! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/19/2004
This had a really great flavor to it. Just a personal preference of mine would be to whip the cottage cheese in a blender first just because I find the large curds a little disconcerting in a fruit salad. Also try not to make more than you can eat in a day or two because the juice from the fruits will make this fruit salad a runny mess by the end of day two. Went over very well with my guests when first served though. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/07/2003
Yummy. I used fat free cottage cheese light whipped topping and sugar free jello with the mandarin oranges and crushed pineapple. It was very delicious and quick! A little "soupy" but probably because I should have done a better job draining the fruit. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2003
Our family loves this salad....I always add miniture marshmallows to mine! Thanks for sharing your version! Helena Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/16/2003
We tried your recipe Tiffany it was just delicious and so easy to make. Our family has tried different combinations for holidays using various fruits and nuts depending on the celebration. Your recipe is very simple and it allows for children to help in the cooking. Gracias Tiffany! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2003
everybody raved at my party and wanted the recipie. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/15/2003
I made this for my husband's birthday party and he did not care for it and I didn't get any positive comments. When our guests figured out it had cottage cheese they seemed a little turned off. Like cottage cheese this has an odd texture. Doesn't seem like fruit salad to me seems more like a pudding dish or something. Read More
(10)
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