This old time favorite is delicious asa salad or dessert. The recipe uses a tiny round pasta calledAcine di’ Pepe (like orzo, but round) which gives it an interestingtexture similar to tapioca.
This fruity pasta salad is also reminiscentof a creamy, fruited rice pudding, especially when individualservings are dusted with a bit of ground cinnamon. For a refreshingchange, serve a small bowl for breakfast along with a slice ofbuttered toast or English muffin.
Another delicious recipe from our Family-FavoriteRecipes Collection.
Recipe: Frog’s Eye Salad
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon kosher or sea salt1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple, undrained
1 (20-ounce) can pineapple chunks or tidbits in its own juice,undrained
2 (11-ounce) cans mandarin orange segments, drained
1 large egg, lightly beaten
2 teaspoons lemon juice
8 ounces (or about 1 1/3 cups) Acine di Pepe Pasta, uncooked
1 (8-ounce) container frozen non-dairy whipped topping, thawed- divided use (3 1/2 cups)
3 cups miniature marshmallows
1/2 cup flaked sweetened coconut
Maraschino cherries for garnish (optional)
Makes 12 to 16 servings.
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