Heavenly 24 Hour Fruit Salad

Heavenly 24 hour salad – Sometimes a recipe name really doesn’t do a recipe justice.  This would be one of those recipes.  My great grandmother would make this wonderful sweet creamy fruit salad every year for Christmas.  These features orange juice, sour cream, bananas, pineapples, bing cherries, marshmallows and so much more.
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Heavenly 24 Hour Salad

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Heavenly 24 Hour Fruit Salad

You can make Heavenly 24 Hour Fruit Salad, my great grandmother made this for every holiday meal. 
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Heavenly 24 Hour Fruit Salad
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 222kcal



  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Salad Ingredients

  • 1 cup seedless green grapes
  • 1 cup diced banana
  • 1 cup diced pineapples
  • 1 cup pitted Bing cherries
  • 1 cup diced orange
  • 1 cup cantaloupe (optional)
  • 2 diced plums
  • 2 cup miniature marshmallows


  • In small saucepan, mix eggs with sugar, orange juice and vinegar. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens. Remove from heat and stir in butter and salt. Cool; then, fold in sour cream. Chill while preparing fruits. Combine fruits and marshmallow. Fold in creamy dressing; spoon carefully into serving bowl. Chill 24 hours to allow fruits and dressing flavors to blend fully. Garnish with fruits and sprigs of mint if desired.


Calories: 222kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 59mg | Sodium: 130mg | Potassium: 335mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 1305IU | Vitamin C: 27.6mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 0.6mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Tvbolo

    To serve the salad, first spread a bottom layer of fruit salad, then a middle layer of the coconut and dried fruit mixture, and finally a top layer of vanilla cream. Decorate with mint leaves.

    Enjoy your dessert!

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