Orange Cream Fruit Salad is a delicious fruit salad filled with oranges, pineapple and bananas with a sweet orange cream mixed in! Perfect fruit salad recipe to go alongside holiday dinner.
Orange Cream Fruit Salad has been a family favorite recipe for years. I love fruit, and while fresh fruit is my favorite, this is a great recipe to make in the winter when good produce is hard to find (and expensive!), because it is primarily made with canned fruit. It has also come in handy many times when I need to make a side dish and don’t have time to run to the store since many of the ingredients are ones that I keep on hand regularly.
WHAT KINDS OF FRUIT ARE IN ORANGE CREAM FRUIT SALAD?
I have made this fruit salad for family dinners, potlucks and we always have it on Easter. One of the things that I love about fruit salads is that you can so easily adapt them. This recipe is delicious with canned pineapple, mandarin oranges and bananas, but you can definitely add other fruits or swap any of those out. I’ve added grapes, apples, kiwi, strawberries and raspberries and all of them have tasted wonderful with the orange/vanilla coating.
1 packet Instant Vanilla Pudding
1 1/3 cup milk cold
1/3 cup Orange Juice concentrated
1 cup Cool whip or Cool whipping cream
1 cup Mandarin Orange cubed
1 1/3 cup Pineapple crushed
1 1/3 cup Peached sliced
2 firm bananas sliced
½ cup Apple chopped
Mix milk, orange juice, and vanilla pudding in a mixing bowl. If the mixture is too thick, gradually add 1/3 cup milk.
Add Mandarin oranges, pineapple, peaches, and apple to the pudding mix. Fold well to get the fruits coated in the pudding mixture.
Add the cool whip and gently fold until well combined.
Now refrigerate the salad for 2 hours, at least overnight.
Before serving, fold in the banana slices to avoid a mushy texture.
Refrigerate for 1 hour.
Serve cold and enjoy!