Cherry pie salad requires six simple ingredients and less than six minutes to make. The best part? It receives rave reviews whenever I serve it!
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I’m going to be completely honest with you. Using the word salad in this cherry pie salad is totally deceiving.
I mean, I serve it like I would any other summer salad—next to whatever we’ve grilled (usually burgers) along with watermelon, chips and an icy beverage.
But this salad is on par with my mom’s pistachio pudding salad in that it tastes like more like dessert than something I can count as my daily recommended serving of veggies.
I love any dish that comes together quickly and easily and can be made with ingredients stored in my pantry. Cherry pie salad totally fits those requirements thanks to six canned/containered/packaged ingredients you toss together and refrigerate.
And yes, I used the word containered.
I know for a fact you can make cherry pie salad a couple days ahead of time and it still tastes great. Yay for make-ahead recipes that cut down on prep time the day you hosting your family party!
Some of my favorite make-ahead recipes are these Mexican pinwheels, buffalo chicken pinwheels, cowboy caviar, and copycat Chili’s salsa. Oh, and this peanut butter chocolate trifle is one of my family’s most-requested desserts!
Everyone raved about this summer salad except George and Livi, but I think that’s due to the pecans. Neither one is a fan of nuts in their salads.
Or desserts. I’m hoping they’ll grow out of that silliness. Or maybe not since I usually polish off what they don’t eat.
Fortunately the rest of our partygoers were happy to “share” their servings. I think it had something to do with that cherry pie filling. And the mini marshmallows. And maybe the whipped topping.
Go with Comstock Country Cherry Pie Filling & Topping. It’s the best, trust me.
- 1 (14-oz) can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 (20-oz) can crushed pineapple, drained
- 1 (20-oz) can cherry pie filling
- 3 cups mini marshmallows
- 1 (8-oz) container Cool Whip, defrosted
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- Combine sweetened condensed milk, pineapple, and cherry pie filling in a large bowl. Mix until combined.
- Fold in marshmallows, Cool Whip, and pecans. Chill at least 4 hours or overnight before serving.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 346Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 64mgCarbohydrates: 60gFiber: 1gSugar: 48gProtein: 5g
Pistachio pudding salad (my mom’s specialty)