Monday, November 10, 2008

Nate's Marshmallow Salad

This recipe is Nate's favorite holiday dish. He makes TONS of it, but he never writes down the recipe. This is as close as I've come to getting it (and the heavy cream may be too little--we only make it for Thanksgiving and Christmas. I'll update after Thanksgiving.).

2 bricks of cream cheese
1 large (20 oz) can crushed pineapple
5-6 bananas
2 pounds grapes
5 apples
1-2 pineapple
2 pomegranate
5 pears
as many Maraschino cherries as you can stand
as many pints of raspberries, blueberries and strawberries that you can find that look good (Nate usually gets 1 or 2 of each)
2 C whip cream
1 bag of marshmallows

1. Whip 2 packages of cream cheese with juice from one can of crushed pineapple. Whip until smooth.
2. Cut up any fruit you want in the salad. I like bananas, grapes, apples, pineapple, pomegranate, pears, Maraschino cherries, raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, and walnuts. About the only fruits that do not taste good in this salad are any melons. Add 1 bag of marshmallows before adding cream cheese mixture.
3. 2-3 hours before servings mix in a large bowl marshmallows, cream cheese mixture. The pineapple juice keeps the fruit from turning brown.
4. 1 hour- 30 minutes before serving whip the cream until stiff and mix it into the fruit salad until it is evenly distributed

4 comments:

Kate said...

This sounds SO good.

Jessica said...

I saw the size of bowl Nate makes this in.
That is a HUGE batch.
Wow.

sara said...

Is it just me or did you forget to list the marshmellows among the ingredients? Looks yummy.

EmilyCC said...

Hmmm, yes, I did forget the marshmellow! 1 bag--I'll add it right now :)