Fruit Fling (Salad or Dessert)

Posted by on June 28, 2013 in Desserts, Recipes, Salads | 38 comments

I’m not sure whether to call this Fruit Fling recipe a salad or dessert. The original recipe calls it a salad, but it tastes like a dessert. Either way you serve this, you’ll love it.

The name is a bit of a tongue twister. Say it 5 times quickly and you’ll know what I mean. This is one of my mom’s recipes so don’t know where it originated or how it got its quirky name!

The Fruit Fling goes together so quickly and makes a large bowl full! This is more than a family can eat. If you are taking this to a potluck or have a large gathering, make the whole recipe, otherwise, cut this in half and you’ll have more than plenty for your family. For extra color, add more strawberries or blueberries on the top before serving.

Fruit Fling (salad or dessert)

Fruit Fling

1 – 16 ounce vanilla yogurt

12 oz. frozen whipped topping – thawed

2 pkg. ( 3.4 0z.) vanilla instant pudding

1 can 20 oz. crushed pineapple – DRAINED

Strawberries, blueberries, either or both!


Mix yogurt, crushed pineapple, whipped topping and pudding by hand.

Add fresh strawberries, blueberries or both!

Place in refrigerator until served

For a full recipe, I used 1 quart of strawberries, quartered, and 1  1/2 pints of blueberries.  (vary amounts to your liking)

Before serving add additional fresh fruit on top!

Fruit Fling (salad or dessert)

 Would you serve this as a salad or dessert?


Phyllis (Oma)

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  1. This looks really great! Thanks for linking up at You Link It, We Make It – hope to see you back tomorrow. Pinning!

  2. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is a Top Ten at Full Plate Thursday this week and is pinned to the Features Board for Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great weekend and enjoy your new Red Plate!
    Miz Helen

  3. I don’t care what you call it it looks delicious!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! Hope to see you again tomorrow! Pinned!

  4. Hmmmm… I love fruit salad! Thanks for sharing the recipe and linking up with Funtastic Friday!

  5. I remember salads like this! Fluff and Fling were common names, along with Whip! This one sounds really tasty with the yogurt! Thanks for sharing with us on Throwback Thursday!


  6. Double yum! I know my grandkids will love this recipe. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe with us at Funtastic Friday.

    • Yes, kids love it!

  7. Dessert! It looks delicious and easy to make! Thanks for sharing! Blessings, Janet

    • It’s a hit with everyone!

  8. Wishing you and your family a bountiful Thanksgiving and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Hope to see you again soon!
    Miz Helen

    • Thank you for the good wishes.

  9. This looks delicious! YUMMO! Thanks so much for linking it up at Tips & Tricks linky party last week. This week’s party just went live… hope to see you there! 🙂 I’m heading over to pin this post, now! 🙂

    • Thanks for pinning!

  10. Thank you very much for joining in and making our Bowdabra Crafty Saturday Showcase, we will look forward to seeing your post next Saturday.

    Warm Regards,
    The Bowdabra Team

  11. I can’t wait to make this! It looks so so good! And it’s fruit! I’m glad I found you on Sundays Down Under! Pinned and followed (jody53)

    • Thank you for your nice comments! Glad to have you following!

  12. This sounds delicious! I just posted an Easy Fruit Salad that my family loves that is very similar to this one. You can’t go wrong with fruit. Thanks for joining us on The Yuck Stops Here recipe link party this week! I can’t wait to see what you’ll bring to the party next week. I have stumbled and pinned this yummy recipe. HUGS

  13. Wow! This is a must make summer recipe! Yum!

  14. YUM!!! Pinned! I’d love for you to share this at my Saturday Dishes Link Party this weekend! It’s a themed link up & this week’s theme is Memorial Day & Grilling! Feel free to share other old or new posts that fit the theme as well if you have them! (:

  15. I would love for you to share and link up at my weekly TGIF Link Party if you haven’t already this week. Your favorite posts, most popular, recent or new! The party is open every Thursday night and closes Wednesday’s at midnight. Followed by (Not SO) Wordless Wednesday! I would be honored if you join us! Have a wonderful week!

    Hugs, Cathy

  16. hi! This looks delicious! I love the veggies… thanks for linking up to Tasteful Tuesdays at Nap-Time Creations… you are being featured in the round up this weekend… I would love for you to come over and share your feature on Facebook, Pinterest or G+….I’m a new follower :o) You can see the post here:
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  17. That looks so good! Thanks so much for linking up to my party!!

  18. Simply delicious!!

    Thanks for sharing on the BeBetsy BRAG ABOUT IT. AND thanks for the link back to BeBetsy. -xo Have a terrific week.

    Sharon and Denise
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  19. This looks really delicious. I’m doing a mini-series called 7 days of Summer Salads I would love for you to stop by and share this salad recipe.

  20. Hey there! Thanks for linking up such a yummy recipe. Stop by again next week and link up another awesome project!

    Have a wonderful week!

  21. I think with the yogurt and fruit I’d serve it for breakfast. lol Healthier than a donut or pancakes with syrup.

    • You’re right! Leftovers for breakfast!

  22. Yum! I’ll be making this for the 4th. Pinned it!

  23. This looks Delish! thanks for sharing on Hickory Trail!

  24. This looks really yummy and super easy to make!

    Thank you for linking to Raising Imperfection.
    Please come back Friday to see if you were featured. 🙂

    (¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo

  25. This looks really good and refreshing!! Not too heavy!!

  26. Perfect for both! I’d leave it out the whole time!

  27. Looks delicious, love the flavor combinations!

    Thank you for linking up to Raising Imperfection!
    Make sure to check back on Friday to see if you were featured.

  28. That looks really good! I’ll pin it!

  29. This looks great! I can’t wait to try this in he next week! 🙂 Thanks for linking up with us this weekend at One Sharendipity PL.

    Sue @

  30. Perfect for a picnic I am going to this weekend! Pinned! Visiting from Say G’Day Saturday Linky Party and following you via Bloglovin!

    • Thanks! Have a fun picnic!

  31. This looks like something my kids would LOVE! They eat me out of house and home when it comes to produce!! i am hosting a blogop today and would love for you to swing by and link up! Hope to see you there!


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