The Kids Cook Monday - Ambrosia Fruit Salad

This is actually one of my favorite recipes and I needed a dish for a Christmas potluck this weekend. It became the perfect idea for The Kids Cook Monday!

It's a nice simple recipe too, an orzo pasta based with pineapples, oranges and cherries, complete with whipped cream and a pineapple pudding. I think it has serious bento potential--it's doesn't have a liquid-type sauce, so it shouldn't leak onto everything nearby!

Ambrosia Fruit Salad:
1 package orzo pasta, cooked & cooled
1 can crushed pineapple
1 can mandarin oranges
1 jar maraschino cherries
1 container whipped topping
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 Tbsp cornstarch

Drain pineapple, reserve juice.
Add eggs (beaten), sugar, and cornstarch to pineapple juice
Bring to boil cooking till thickened.
Combine orzo, fruit (drain cherries & oranges, and pineapple mixture.
Refrigerate, preferably overnight.
Mix in whipped topping, refrigerate until served.


  1. Yumm, I love this salad but have never made it. Thanks for the recipe I bet C will love to try making it herself :)


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