Frog Eye Salad - the grandkids' favorite

12 oz acini de pepe pasta
2 5/8 oz maraschino cherries -- about 15 cut in half
30 oz pineapple tidbits in juice -- save juice

saved pineapple juice
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 1/2 c powdered sugar
1 tbsp cornstarch
3/4 tsp salt
2 eggs - beaten

3 c miniature marshmallows
6 oz whipped topping -- Cool Whip Light
16 oz mandarin oranges in light syrup -- drained

Cook pasta 10 minutes. Drain. Rinse cold. Drain pineapple saving the juice. Add pineapple and cherries to pasta. Mix pineapple juice, lemon juice, sugar, cornstarch, and salt in a 2 quart pan. Add beaten egg. Stirring constantly, bring to a boil. Add to pasta/fruit mix. Chill thoroughly, overnight is best. Fold in whipped topping and marshmallows. Carefully fold in oranges. Chill.

Hint: This is a great recipe for using those marshmallows that have petrified on your shelf. When you chill it overnight, the marshmallows magically resurrect.

1 comment:

  1. I'm sure that'd be any kids favorite! It would probably send my sweet tooth into overdrive.