A fantastic way of incorporating pasta into a fruit salad. Chilled cooked pasta is served with pineapple, mandarines, marshmallows, cherries and whipped cream.
Can be purchased in Italian speciality shops or online. If unavailable, use orzo pasta instead.
I have made this salad with a few alterations that make this recipe the bomb! Substitute the flour, and use 1 heaping tablespoon of corn starch. Once the pasta and the liquid mixture have been made wait until custardy mixture and pasta cool to room temperature. Once custard is room temperature add in the whip topping, until thouroughly blended. Then add the marshmellows, pasta, pineapple and mandarin oranges. I omit the cherries altogether. Whalla, I much better way of combining this salad with creamier results! - 28 Dec 2001 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I loved this salad, be careful, it makes a lot. - 17 Mar 2006 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
My family loves this! I took it to a potluck with friends, and they loved it too! I had to use orzo since I couldn't find acini di pepe in my 3 local supermarkets (I live in Hilo, Hawaii). I will definitely be making this again. - 05 Jul 2002 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)