Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > Recipes
Easiest dessert ever >

Easiest dessert ever

Easiest dessert ever

Old 01-13-2023, 12:23 PM
  #1  
Super Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 2,837
Default Easiest dessert ever

20 oz can crushed pineapple - do not drain
1 box instant vanilla pudding
1 tub whipped topping - 8 oz.

Mix pineapple and pudding in bowl. Let sit 3-4 minutes then carefully but thoroughly fold in whipped topping. Spoon into your prettiest dessert glasses and refrigerate. Serves 6.
tranum is offline  
Old 01-13-2023, 04:11 PM
  #2  
Power Poster
 
SusieQOH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Central Ohio
Posts: 14,259
Default

I could sure go for that right now. Sounds lovely! Thanks, tranum.
SusieQOH is offline  
Old 01-13-2023, 04:18 PM
  #3  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Florida
Posts: 5,707
Default

I used that recipe in Weight Watchers. It was called pineapple fluff, I ate lots. Used sugar free pudding and I can't remember if it was fat free or sugar free Cool Whip. It was great.
toverly is offline  
Old 01-13-2023, 05:32 PM
  #4  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: The Deep South near Cajun Country, USA
Posts: 5,209
Default

I make a similar dessert, but it includes a lot more fruit. This is a yummy fruit salad dish, especially in the summer. This makes a very large bowl. You almost can't mess this dish up. It can be made a day ahead of time and chilled.

Shanah's Fruit salad recipe

Reserve the drained juice to mix with the vanilla pudding

1 lg can Pineapple tidbits or crushed, drained (Good luck draining crushed pineapple.
1 sm can Pineapple tidbits or crushed, drained
1 lg can Fruit Cocktail (I used the Very cherry), drained
2 small cans mandarin oranges, drained
3 large bananas or 5 small bananas, peeled and sliced
1 large Cool Whip (I used 2/3 of the 16 oz container)
1 family size instant vanilla sf pudding

Put drained juice in a large bowl. Add the vanilla pudding and mix with a whip. Then stir in the cool Whip. Next put in all your fruits and stir well. Chill in the fridge before serving. Will last for several days if kept refrigerated.

BHD NOTES/ADDITIONS
1 can sliced peaches, drain and cut into chunks (bhd only)
Chopped pecans for garnishment
Iím thinking about adding more cherries next time.

Last edited by Barb in Louisiana; 01-13-2023 at 05:37 PM.
Barb in Louisiana is offline  
Old 01-14-2023, 02:39 AM
  #5  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 118
Default

Gee Tranum, we must be thinking along the same lines. Yesterday I made an eclair cake for dh & I. With the cooler weather here in mid Tennessee I wanted to have a 'taste of spring'. Sure did hit the spot last night!
My mom used to make Ambrosia for events. A can of fruit cocktail, some shredded coconut & mixed with real fluffy whipped cream. Mind you- the real stuff, not the canned or frozen.
Thank you for reminding me of a favored memory & recipe.
Hope you have a really lovely day.
sewverybusy





sewverybusy1 is offline  
Old 01-14-2023, 06:30 AM
  #6  
Power Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Southern USA
Posts: 14,765
Default

I grew up in the south so Ambrosia was at almost every summer meal. Whipped cream, sour cream, mini marshmallows, chopped pecan, red cherries, tangerines, grated coconut. .
Onebyone is offline  
Old 01-14-2023, 06:32 AM
  #7  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Michigan Thumb
Posts: 1,935
Default

Tranum, do you use a large or small box of instant pudding.
farmquilter is offline  
Old 01-14-2023, 07:10 AM
  #8  
Super Member
 
WMUTeach's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Portage, Michigan
Posts: 6,212
Default

Originally Posted by Onebyone View Post
I grew up in the south so Ambrosia was at almost every summer meal. Whipped cream, sour cream, mini marshmallows, chopped pecan, red cherries, tangerines, grated coconut. .
Around my house this is called "Abby Salad". My daughter, Abby, always wanted to "cook" but was too young to use the stove. She was three or four. So, I would let her mix this up and she was so pleased with herself. She wanted to take it to every potluck or family gathering. We also have "Abby Cookies" but they did need a little bit of mom help. They were the traditional no bake cookies I keep seeing on Facebook. This great new cookie discover is just an old friend for many of us. Love your salad AKA Abby Salad.
WMUTeach is online now  
Old 01-14-2023, 11:39 AM
  #9  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: NW MN lake country
Posts: 2,337
Default

This same recipe can be made with a box of dry jello in place of the pudding mix. I first ate it at one of my bridal showers in 1970.
SueZQ from MN is online now  
Old 01-14-2023, 06:23 PM
  #10  
Super Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 2,837
Default

Originally Posted by farmquilter View Post
Tranum, do you use a large or small box of instant pudding.
Small pudding.
tranum is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


FREE Quilting Newsletter