Jefferson County Recipe of the Day: Cheesecake Fruit Salad

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Cheesecake Fruit Salad

Ingredients

1 cup uncooked orzo (pasta)
1 regular size pkg. instant cheesecake pudding mix
1/3 cup sour cream
1 – 20 oz. can crushed pineapple, undrained
1 large banana, sliced
2 tsp. lemon juice
2 – 11 oz. cans mandarin oranges, drained
2 cups miniature marshmallows
1 cup chopped pecans, toasted
1 cup canned sliced peaches, drained and chopped
1/2 cup maraschino cherries, drained and quartered
1 – 8 oz. frozen whipped topping, thawed
1/2 cup flaked coconut, toasted

Directions

~Cook orzo according to package directions. Drain and rinse in cold water. Set aside.

~In a large bowl, combine the pudding mix, sour cream, and pineapple.

~Toss banana with lemon juice and stir into pudding mixture. Stir in the oranges, marshmallows, pecans, peaches, cherries, and orzo. Fold in whipped topping. Sprinkle with coconut.

~Cover and refrigerate for at least two hours.

~Makes 16 servings.


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