Frog Eye Salad With Maraschino Cherries

May  4, 2015
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Photo by Poi Dog Photography
  • Serves 8
Author Notes

A cool, creamy fruit salad...perfect for those warm days and nights —kikukat

What You'll Need
  • 1 cup acini di pepe pasta, uncooked
  • water
  • 2 cans mandarin orange segments
  • 1 can (20 oz.) crushed pineapple
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs, well beaten
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 8 ounces Cool Whip
  • 1 cup maraschino cherries, drained (optional)
  1. Bring water to a boil and cook acini di pepe pasta for 9 minutes. Drain.
  2. Drain mandarin oranges and pineapple, reserving 1 1/2 c of juice. Refrigerate mandarin oranges and pineapple.
  3. In a medium saucepan, combine juice with sugar, salt, eggs, and flour. Cook, stirring constantly with a whisk, until thick. Remove from heat.
  4. Add drained pasta to sauce and mix gently. Place in a large, covered bowl, and refrigerate overnight.
  5. Add drained fruit, Cool Whip, and miniature marshmallows to acini di pepe mixture. Combine gently and refrigerate until ready to serve.

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