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Cherry Fruit Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen

Cherry Fruit Salad

Teresa Ambra
Cherry Fruit Salad is one of the best fruity and creamy salads ever. This fabulous fruit salad includes a cream cheese base with maraschino cherries, marshmallows, walnuts, pineapple and fruit cocktail. It's rich, decadent and sweet enough to be served as dessert. This vintage recipe is one of our family's favorite recipes.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Salads and Salad Dressings
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 294 kcal


  • 1 large serving bowl
  • 1 large mixing bowl
  • measuring spoons
  • measuring cups
  • 1 electric mixer
  • 1 nut chopper if nuts are not previously chopped
  • 1 wooden spoon


  • 29 oz. can fruit cocktail reserve juice
  • 20 oz. can pineapple chunks drained
  • 16 oz. jar maraschino cherries drained and halved
  • 2-3 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup walnuts or pecans, chopped (measure after chopping)
  • 4-5 tbsp. reserved fruit cocktail juice
  • 5-7 drops red food coloring
  • 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese softened
  • 16 oz. container non dairy whipped topping
  • 3 heaping tablespoons powdered sugar


  • Mix cream cheese, whipped topping, powdered sugar, 5 tbsp. reserved fruit cocktail juice, and a few drops of red food coloring in a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer.
  • Add fruits, fruit cocktail, marshmallows and nuts.
  • Stir well to combine.
  • Refrigerate overnight if possible.


NOTE: I like to blot the cherries, pineapple and fruit cocktail dry with paper towels before adding so the salad stays nice and thick and doesn't get watered down from the syrup the fruits come in.
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Calories: 294kcalCarbohydrates: 52gProtein: 6gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 173mgPotassium: 240mgFiber: 3gSugar: 46gVitamin A: 222IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 130mgIron: 1mg
Keyword cherries, fruit cocktail, fruit salad, marshmallows, pineapple, salad, walnuts
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