Summer seems to still be trying to decide if it should show up in our parts, but that hasn't stopped us from having a few picnics already - even if we have to wear pants and sweatshirts! The name for this salad might mess with a few peoples heads, but it shouldn't deter you from giving it a try! I've made this fluffy, yummy, fruit salad for years and it's always a hit at picnics, pot-lucks, etc!
Frog Eyed Salad
1/2 lb Acini Di Pepe Noodles (I buy Creamette which comes in a 1 lb Box)
1/2 Cup Sugar
1 Tbsp Flour
1/4 Tsp Salt
1 - 20 oz Can Crushed Pineapple, drained with juice reserved
1 - 14.5 oz Fruit Cocktail, drained
1 Cup Miniature Marshmallows (or more depending on preference)
1 Cup Heavy Cream
2 Tsp Sugar
1 Tsp Vanilla
Cook acini di pepe per package directions, drain, and set aside. In a medium saucepan, beat egg until foamy with wire whisk. Add sugar, flour, salt, and reserved pineapple juice - cook over low heat, stirring often, until thick and bubbly. In large bowl, mix acini di pepe and egg mixture, cover, and chill thoroughly (at least a hour). Once chilled, stir in pineapple, fruit cocktail, marshmallows. In medium bowl, whip heavy cream until it starts to thicken, add sugar and vanilla, then continue to whip until peaks form. Fold whipped cream into fruit/noodle mixture. Cover, chill, and stir before serving (sometimes I put a few extra marshmallows or fruit on top for decoration).