Sunday, April 20, 2014

Fruit Delight, A Real Treat

After spending the weekend in the wonderful sunshine with family, friends, egg hunt games and fabulous food, it is hard to get back to the routine of Monday. I pray you all had a wonderful blessed Easter Weekend! Today's recipe I am sharing because it just fits with backyards, pot lucks, sipp'in ice tea, lounging under a shade tree, and simply enjoying a sunny afternoon! It is a family favorite. It comes from my mother-in-law. She gave it to me years ago but since she always makes it, I hardly do. This is one of those family dishes that is always served at holidays, bbq's, picnics, and even camping trips. It is easy to prepare and travels well. I decided to surprise my family with it last week (just because) to enjoy after dinner. It is an old recipe and probably goes by many names but in our house we affectionately call it Fruit Delight. It is a delight for sure! It has crazy ingredients such as vinegar and egg yolks. But when complete it is a cool, sweet, smooth, creamy--delight!
Here is what you need:

1 bag mini marshmallows
1 can fruit cocktail
1 TBS vinegar
1 TBS water
2 egg yolks beaten
1 tub cool whip
1 package graham crackers

Open can of fruit cocktail and drain syrup into pot on stove (set the fruit aside to use later).

 Add the bag of marshmallows and melt down in the syrup on low heat, stirring often. Crush graham crackers in ziplock bag. I used a wooden pestle.

 Then sprinkle some into a 9x13 pan (save half for topping). I happen to be at my friend Heather's on this day so I divided this up for 2 smaller dishes.  So they can have some delight after dinner as well!
Once I had the dishes ready I then beat 2 egg yolks and set aside. As soon as the marshmallows were melted down I took off the heat and added the vinegar and water, mixing well. Then I slowly added the beaten egg yolks.
After eggs were blended in I set this aside to cool for at least 30 minutes. Once cooled I then added the fruit and entire cool whip container mixing well.

Then pour over the graham cracker lined pan. Top with remaining graham crackers and refrigerate until firm.

Enjoy! If you have a family favorite please share below!

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  1. That's a recipe I've never had before, but it looks tasty!

    1. If you get a chance to try it let me know what you think. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Wow! This looks so yummy! It looks like a dish my family would love. Thanks so much for sharing and for stopping by my blog. God bless you in your de-cluttering efforts. :)

    1. Thank you, for stopping by. If you get a chance to make it let me know what you all thought of it.

    My family was blessed enough to have The Singing Honey Bee make one of these "delights" for us. I can not even begin to describe who yummylicious it is! Mr. Matrimony said it kept teasing his tastebuds into believing it was cheesecake. Mr. Awesome miraculously controlled hisself into eating slightly less than half of the entire thing. If you do the math, and understand that Mr. Matrimony only had a tiny bit (because of his diet), you will see that the other half was eaten by Moi.
    It was gone before we went to bed =o)

  4. LOL I am so glad you all enjoyed it so much! It is quite yummy and hard to just have one scoop.