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Friday, June 26, 2015

Layered Fruit Salad -Made by MiMi

     MiMi offered to bring something for our Father's Day french toast breakfast. You certainly wouldn't know from the blog posts she contributes, but she keeps a rigid diet.  So, I suggested she bring a fruit salad so I would know there was something here she would eat.  Little did I know she would come up with this delicious creation (that in fact, she wouldn't eat!)  Either way, the rest of us were all happy with the fruit salad.  Though it took Jax a little convincing that it was ok to eat his beloved grapes with pudding on them.  You never know what might trip a toddler up!

    The funniest part is that I had seen something very similar over at Jam Hands  not too long ago and had commented on how delicious it looks.  It is every bit as good as you might think.  I ate the leftovers the next day for lunch with no complaint!

   This combination of fruit was delicious.  MiMi already has a plan to mix it up for next time and use more tropical fruit like kiwi, mango, pineapple and banana.  Really you could use any fruit you like.  It would be fun to try all sorts of combinations.

Layered Fruit Salad


Strawberries, sliced
Grapes, green, black and red
Frozen pineapple chunks, thawed

Pudding Layer:
3 (3.25 oz) pkgs instant banana cream pudding mix
2 1/2 cups milk
1 cup sour cream
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp almond extract
1 20 oz can crushed pineapple, with juice

  1. In a mixing bowl, stir together the pudding mix, milk, sour cream and flavorings until smooth. Stir in the pineapple and place in refrigerator to start setting up.
  2. In a large serving bowl (MiMi used a trifle bowl) layer the fruit (excluding the raspberries) until there is about an inch of space remaining at the top of the bowl.
  3. Spread the pudding mixture over the fruit.
  4. Arrange raspberries on top.
  5. Chill until ready to serve. 
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  1. Looks delicious :D I like the raspberries on top, super pretty. And a tropical theme with different fruits sounds awesome. Great ideas :)

    1. I was so surprised when I saw her carry this in. I had just been drooling over your pictures, so it was fun to get to try something so similar so soon after!

  2. Looks so pretty! Loving all the different colors of grapes in it. :) Thanks for stopping by and sharing this on Five Friday Finds!

    1. Thank you! My little guy loves grapes, so the more the better when he is around! It really did make for a nice presentation too.