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Frog Eye Salad

Frog Eye Salad is a sweet, pudding-based fruit salad that can be made with convenient ingredients or homemade whipping cream, we call it a salad just as an excuse to have two desserts! Sweet, chewy, and decadent, who knew Frogs' Eyes could taste so good!
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Chilling Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 24 servings
Calories 190kcal

Ingredients

For the pasta:

  • Salt
  • 16 ounces acini di pepe pasta

For the custard:

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 cups pineapple juice unsweetened
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

For the salad:

  • 11 ounces mandarin oranges drained
  • 20 ounce pineapple tidbits drained
  • 20 ounce crushed pineapple drained
  • 8 ounce frozen whipped topping thawed
  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows
  • 1 cup shredded coconut

Instructions

To make the pasta:

  • Bring 4 quarts water and 1 tablespoon salt to boil. Add pasta and cook until al dente, about 6 minutes. Drain well and rinse under cold water.

To make the custard:

  • Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan over medium heat, whisk together sugar, flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, pineapple juice, and eggs. 
  • Cook until thickened, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat, add lemon juice, cover, and chill at least 30 minutes.

To assemble the salad:

  • In a large bowl, combine the pasta, custard, mandarin oranges, pineapple, and whipped topping. Mix well and refrigerate at least 30 minutes or overnight. Before serving, add marshmallows and coconut and toss to combine.

Nutrition

Calories: 190kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 25mg | Potassium: 132mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 149IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg