Saturday, March 20, 2010

Helen's Frozen Fruit Salad

I made a very similar recipe to this one quite a few years ago. The recipe I had said to use the old metal ice cube trays as a mold. The recipe amount fits in one of these old cube trays perfectly. Personally, I don't care much for the taste of the Miracle Whip in this recipe and think I would prefer either mayonnaise or even some sour cream with a bit of powdered sugar to sweeten it up some. Without digging out all of my recipes and checking the one I used against this one, I am positive they are about identical. At one time, this was a very desirable and popular dessert in many homes around the country, and it still may be today. Give it a try, it is not bad. It just might be the highlight of your Bridge or Euchre club.

Helen's Frozen Fruit Salad

1 1/2 packages cream cheese*
1/4 cup Miracle Whip dressing
1/2 pound miniature marshmallows
1/2 pint whipped cream
1 can crushed pineapple

Mix cheese and Miracle Whip together. Drain pineapple. Stir in cream, pineapple, and marshmallows. Chill.
*Use 12 ounces of cream cheese and soften it to room temperature before combining with other ingredients.
Though this recipe is not very well-written you need to be aware that when it says to "Chill" that it means you need to freeze the salad for a few hours before slicing and serving. Maraschino cherries added are a nice touch, and you can also garnish with additional whipped cream and a cherry as in the picture.

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