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Fruit salad with pudding recipe
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5 from 3 votes

Fruit salad with pudding

Fruit salad with pudding is an easy dessert loaded with fresh fruit swimming in a sweet and silky pudding-based sauce.
Prep Time5 mins
Rest30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 137kcal


  • 5 ounce package instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 20 ounce can pineapple chunks
  • 1 cup jarred maraschino cherries (drained)
  • 2 tablespoons maraschino cherry juice
  • 2 bananas (sliced)
  • 1 ½ cups sliced strawberries
  • 1 cup blueberries


  • Drain juice from pineapple can and add juice to a bowl along with pudding powder and 2 tablespoons of juice from the maraschino cherries. Whisk everything together until combined.*
  • Add fresh fruit to the bowl and gently stir everything together until the fruit is fully coated with sauce.
  • Place in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes then enjoy.**


*The sauce will still be gritty initially, but it will turn silky smooth as it sits.
**I recommend enjoying this the same day it is made, but you can make it a day in advance. However, the sauce will thin out further as more liquid from the fruit is released and the bananas will soften more.
IF YOU LIKED THIS RECIPE try my pina colada inspired Fruit Salad with Yogurt, or the easy Marshmallow Fruit Dip!


Calories: 137kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 255mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 78IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg