Yummy Fruit Salad Made With Canned Fruit From Pick ‘n Save #MyPicknSave
One of my favorite game day recipes that will feed a crowd is my Yummy Fruit Salad. The name alone should make you drop what you’re doing, run out to Pick ‘n Save and buy all the ingredients! The best part is, you don’t have to worry about the fruit being in season!
I had to head out in sub-zero temperatures to buy all of my game day essentials(and it was Wednesday, you all know how I love to double coupons on Double Daze!). As I was shopping, I picked up brats(a Wisconsin staple at any party), burgers, chips, fresh bakery buns and various side salads from the deli.
In the canned fruit aisle, I found all of the fruits I need for my Yummy Fruit Salad on SALE! How lucky was that?? I ended up buying extra for the next time I plan to make this recipe. I can’t pass up a good sale!
For this recipe you’ll need:
- 30oz can of fruit cocktail
- 30oz can of sliced peaches
- 15oz can of mandarin oranges
- 20oz can of pineapple chunks
- 3oz box of cook & serve tapioca pudding mix
- 3oz box of cook & serve vanilla pudding mix
- 2 ripe bananas(sliced)
You can use cans of fruit with juice or syrup for any of these.
Drain and reserve juices from all the cans of fruit, set aside fruit. Pour juices into a medium pot(or be like me and use a large colander to drain the juice directly into the pot).
Whisk in both pudding mixes.
Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until it comes to a full boil.
Remove from heat, let cool about 30 minutes and pour over fruit in a large bowl. Don’t worry if it’s not fully cooled. Mix it all around to make sure all the fruit is coated well in the pudding mixture. (A little tip I’ve learned from my many years of making it…make sure the bananas are well covered. This will prevent them from browning and you can enjoy any leftovers for a few days afterward.) Refrigerate until time to serve.
Now that we have our game day food taken care of, it’s time to cheer on our favorite Wisconsin team! They are looking really good this year and can’t wait to see them make it all the way! Go green and gold!!
Do you have a special recipe you need to have at your game day parties?