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