Marshmallow Fruit Salad


This fruity dish is a heaping scoop of nostalgia.

Marshmallow Fruit Salad
Photo: Jessica Furniss
Active Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins

Fruit salads and congealed salads are a staple of many Southern Thanksgiving and holiday meals. This one combines fresh fruit with cherry pie filling and marshmallows for a sweet side dish of nostalgia.


  • 1 (21-oz.) can cherry pie filling

  • 1 medium red apple, chopped

  • 1 medium green apple, chopped

  • 2 (11-oz.) cans mandarin oranges

  • 1 (15.5-oz.) can pineapple tidbits

  • 3 bananas, sliced

  • ½ cup orange juice (if needed)

  • 1 (10-oz.) bag of mini marshmallows

  • Whipped cream (optional)

  • Maraschino cherries (optional)


  1. In a large bowl, combine first 5 ingredients, through pineapple. Mix until well combined.

  2. Just before serving, slice bananas. Toss bananas in orange juice, then fold bananas and marshmallows into fruit mixture. Divide into bowls, and top with optional whipped cream and cherries.

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