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Frozen Dessert Salad

Fruit salad is the perfect side dish or dessert for any party or meal. You can make this frozen dessert salad anytime of the year because no fresh fruit is required. Simply use a one pound can of fruit cocktail and you're all set!


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  • 1 pound can of fruit cocktail
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 16 large marshmallows, quartered
  • 1 3-ounce package cream cheese
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise/salad dressing
  • 1/4 cup drained maraschino cherries
  • 1 1/2 cup graham crackers crumbs
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup melted butter/margarine


  1. Drain fruit, reserve 1/4 cup syrup and add syrup and lemon to marshmallows.
  2. Let stand until marshmallows soften.
  3. Mash cream cheese and beat in mayonnaise, blend well; add marshmallow mixture.
  4. Fold in whip cream and add drained fruit and cherries; mix lightly.
  5. Line two ice-cube trays or meat loaf pan with wax paper.
  6. Mix crumbs, sugar, butter together until crumbly.
  7. Pour salad into trays; sprinkle with remaining crumbs; cover and freeze.
  8. A half hour before serving, remove to food compartment of refrigerator.

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I had the same question and my feeling is yes on both questions. The amount of graham cracker mixture would lead me to believe that there would be plenty to put thin crusts in the pan before adding the salad. The second clue is that anytime you fold something in it usually means that it is whipped, it is folded so you don't collapse it.

It is not clear, but the recipe says to "fold" in the whipping cream. The only reason to "fold" in whipping cream is if it was whipped. You can't really fold in cream, which is what it is unwhipped. Also, I do believe the graham cracker mixture isboth a crust and a topping. I don't think you can go wrong assuming this!

Yes, does whipping cream need to be whipped? Also do you make a crust with some of the crumbs? It says in the last of instructions to put "remaining crumbs" over salad. Thanks.

Should the whipping cream be whipped?


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