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Little bowls of Frog Eye Salad

Frog Eye Salad Recipe

  • Author: Mindee
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Fruit Salad
  • Method: Mixing
  • Cuisine: American


This classic fruit and pasta salad speckled with sweet little marshmallows is the perfect side dish to take to a barbecue or potluck!  Did I mention?   It's pretty easy to make too!


Units Scale
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Tbs. Flour
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 2 (8 oz) Cans of Pineapple Tidbits (or crushed), undrained
  • 1 (11 oz) Can of Mandarin Oranges, drained
  • 1 Egg, beaten well
  • 2/3 cup uncooked Acini De Pepe
  • 1 cup Whipped Topping
  • 1 1/2 cups Mini Marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup Flaked Coconut
  • 1 small Jar Maraschino Cherries (optional)


  1. In a small pot or saucepan, whisk together the sugar, flour, and salt.
  2. Drain the pineapple tidbits reserving the pineapple juice.  You should get 1/2 cup juice.
  3. Whisk in the 1/2 Cup Pineapple Juice and well beaten egg.
  4. Over medium heat while whisking constantly bring the mixture to a boil.
  5. Once it thickens remove it from the heat to cool to room temperature.
  6. In a new pot, cook the acini de pepe according to package directions. 
  7. Drain and rinse with cold water.
  8. Dump the cooked acini de pepe in a mixing bowl.
  9. Mix in the pineapple curd and whipped topping
  10. Fold in the pineapple tidbits, mandarin oranges, mini marshmallows, and flaked coconut. 
  11. If you choose you can chop up the maraschino cherries and mix them in as well.
  12. Chill for 2 hours before serving.
  13. Top with maraschino cherries for garnish if desired.


  • Whipped Topping can be replaced with homemade whipped cream.  Just whip 1/2 cup heavy cream to stiff peaks and use just like you would the whipped topping.
  • Sometimes I place the pot of hot curd over a bowl of ice to cool it faster.

Keywords: acini di pepe pasta salad, fruit salad, frog eye salad,