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24 Hour Fruit Salad in a clear bowl.

24-hour Fruit Salad

This classic 24 Hour Fruit Salad has lots of fruit and marshmallows in a creamy lemon custard sauce. Make it the night before or up to 24 hours in advance!
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours 25 minutes
Total Time 8 hours 30 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 283kcal


  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup grapes, halved
  • 1 cup canned pineapple drained and diced
  • 1 cup mandarin oranges drained
  • 1 cup canned cherries drained
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • 1 banana sliced


  • In the bottom of a double boiler, bring 1 inch water to simmer. Combine eggs, lemon juice, and sugar in top of double boiler and cook until thickened, about 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from heat and cool completely.
  • Using a standing mixer or electric hand mixer, whip heavy cream until stiff peaks form. Fold in cooled custard sauce until combined.
  • In a large bowl, add grapes, pineapple, oranges, cherries, marshmallows, and banana. Pour cream sauce over and stir to combine. Refrigerate at least 8 hours or up to 24 hours before serving.


Calories: 283kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 33mg | Potassium: 203mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 696IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1mg