Vanilla Pudding Fruit Salad - so simple and so delicious. Pineapple, mandarin oranges, cherries, bananas, blueberries, strawberries and pecans tossed in a vanilla pudding glaze. Great for breakfast, brunch, parties, and potlucks. Serve leftovers on top of a slice of cake. #fruit #brunch #pineapple #vanilla
2(20-oz)cans pineapple chunks, drained and juice reserved
1(11-oz)can mandarin oranges, drained
1(10-oz)jar maraschino cherries, drained and chopped
2bananas, peeled and sliced
1(3.4-oz)box vanilla instant pudding
1cupreserved pineapple juice
Combine all fruit in a large bowl.
Whisk together the vanilla pudding and reserved pineapple juice. Pour over fruit and mix well.
Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Stir fruit salad before serving.
If making this a day in advance and refrigerating overnight, wait to add sliced bananas until you are ready to serve. They may brown if left in the refrigerator overnight.