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

Cherry Fruit Salad

Fabulous fruit salad with a cream cheese base that includes maraschino cherries, marshmallows, walnuts, pineapple and fruit cocktail.
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Salads and Salad Dressings
Cuisine American
Servings 12


  • 29 oz. can fruit cocktail reserve juice
  • 20 oz. can pineapple chunks drained
  • 16 oz. jar maraschino cherries drained and halved
  • 2-3 cups KraftJet-Puffed miniature marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup chopped Diamond walnuts or pecans
  • 4-5 tbsp. reserved fruit cocktail juice
  • 5-7 drops McCormick red food coloring
  • 8 oz. pkg. Philadelphiacream 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.
  • Add fruits, fruit cocktail, marshmallows and nuts. Stir.
  • 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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Keyword cherries, fruit cocktail, marshmallows, pineapple, salad
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