Creamy Fruit Salad – Countdown to Thanksgiving

This delicious fruit salad is my own version of a delicious fruit salad that I get at one of my favorite butchers.

Close to where I spent my teenage years is a meat market and bakery called Landes Meats.  The owners are German Baptist.  The food there is incredible!  In fact, I have a mile long list of favorite foods from there.

It’s not far from where I work now but in the opposite direction from the direction I need to go home so the visits to Landes Meats are few and far between.

One of my favorites is the Creamy Fruit Salad.  I usually buy two containers of the salad and savor it for days afterwards.  Since I can’t get there often, I decided to recreate one of my favorites.

Once you try it, you’ll see why it’s one of my favorite fruit salads.

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Stars of the recipe:

  • 2 (15 oz) cans of fruit cocktail
  • 1 small package of vanilla instant yogurt
  • 1 (10 oz) jar of maraschino cherries, drained and halved
  • 1 (15 oz) can of mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 c. mini marshmallows
  • 1 (8 oz) container of Cool Whip


  1. In a large bowl, place the fruit cocktail, undrained.  Sprinkle the yogurt over the fruit cocktail.  Set aside for at least 5 minutes.
  2. Add the maraschino cherries and mandarin oranges.  Stir to combine.
  3. Fold in the Cool Whip and marshmallows.
  4. Refrigerate for a least an hour.
  5. Enjoy as a delicious dessert!

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