Not-Your-Average Fruit Pasta Salad

  • 2 cup Couscous
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 (20oz) can crushed pineapple, drained (reserve liquid)
  • 3 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 (11oz) can mandarin oranges, drained and halved
  • 1 (8oz) can seedless grapes, drained and halved
  • 2 1/2 cups whipping cream, whipped
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped maraschino cherries

Prepare Couscous according to package directions; drain. 

In small, heavy saucepan beat eggs with wire whisk until foamy.  Stir in reserved pineapple liquid, lemon juice, sugar, butter and salt.  Cook over low heat until mixture thickens and coats a metal spoon, stirring constantly, about 2 minutes.  Cool to room temperature.  In large bowl, combine couscous, pineapple, oranges, and grapes; mix well.  Fold in egg mixture, then whipped cream.  Cover; chill thoroughly.  Stir gently before serving.  Garnish with cherries.  Refrigerate leftover. 

Try adding mini-marshmallows for an added texture and sweetness, (approximately 1 – 2 cups)

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2 responses to “Not-Your-Average Fruit Pasta Salad

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