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Pasta Fruit Salad in a glass bowl
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Pasta Fruit Salad

Pasta Fruit Salad made with macaroni, fruit cocktail, sweet palm nuts, cheese, and sweetened cream. Creamy and perfectly sweetened, this Filipino-style dessert is sure to be a party hit!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Chill2 hrs
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 12 Servings
Calories: 422kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces uncooked macaroni pasta
  • 1 can (30 ounces) fruit cocktail, drained
  • 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple tidbits, drained
  • 1 bottle (12 ounces) nata de coco, drained
  • 1 bottle (12 ounces) kaong, drained
  • 1 cup cheese, cubed
  • 1 can (14 ounces) table cream
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk

Instructions

  • In a large pot over medium heat, bring 2 quarts of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook about 1 minute shy of package's directions.
  • Remove from heat, rinse, and drain well.  Let cool completely.
  • In a bowl, combine cooked macaroni, fruit cocktail, pineapple, nata de coco, kaong, cheese, table cream, and condensed milk and cream. Stir gently to distribute.
  • Chill for 1 to 2 hours or freeze until firm.

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Notes

  • For best texture, cook the macaroni about a minute shy of package’s directions. You will need about 2 cups cooked.
  • The kaong and nata de coco are usually packed in heavy syrup so make sure to drain well.
  • The salad will taste a little too sweet when just combined but the sweetness will mellow out once the mixture is chilled or frozen.

Nutrition

Calories: 422kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 122mg | Potassium: 299mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 46g | Vitamin A: 840IU | Vitamin C: 6.8mg | Calcium: 197mg | Iron: 0.6mg