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Frog Eye Salad

Citrus fruit salad with frog eye pearls of pasta.

Frog Eye Salad – Creamy Fruit & Acini De Pepi Salad

Homemade citrus pudding with pineapples, mandarin oranges mixed with dairy free whipped topping and pearl pasta for frog eye salad dessert. This recipe is best when made overnight, it’s not hard to make but it does take some fussing over to cook the pineapple juice pudding.

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Fresh fruit with homemade pudding  – Photo by Dana DeVolk on Unsplash

Kitchen Tools Guide For Frog Eye Salad

Set up before you start making frog eye salad. Use this tools guide to help you make cooking this dessert a little easier.

You don’t have to waste time or remember what kitchen tools you need to set up. “Life is already crazy, cooking doesn’t have to be.”

Kitchen tool you’ll need for this weird but yummy dessert.

  • medium saucepan
  • large saucepan
  • wire whisk or flat wire whisk
  • colander or strainer for pasta
  • large airtight container
  • measuring cups and spoons

Ingredients For Frog Eye Salad “Acini De Pepe”

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  • sugar
  • flour
  • salt
  • eggs
  • lemon juice
  • vegetable cooking oil
  • 1 package (16 oz.) Acini de Pepe
  • 3 cans(11 oz. each) mandarin oranges
  • 2 cans (20 oz. each) pineapple chunks
  • 1 can (20 oz.) crushed pineapple
  • 1 (9 oz.) non-dairy whipped topping
  • miniature marshmallows (optional)
  • shredded sweetened coconut (optional)

Frog Eye Salad – Creamy Fruit Salad

Recipe by Angela – blueboxrecipe.comCourse: DessertCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Medium, Difficult


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This recipe is best when made overnight. Directions are split into 2 days, day 1 and day 2. If you want to make this recipe in one day follow the same directions. Refrigerate pudding & pearl pasta mixture for 3 to 6 hours instead of overnight.


  • 1 cup sugar

  • 2 tablespoons flour

  • 2 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1 3/4 cup pineapple juice

  • 2 eggs, beaten

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 3 quarts of water

  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil

  • 1 package (16 oz.) Acini de Pepe

  • 3 cans(11 oz. each) mandarin oranges, drained

  • 2 cans (20 oz. each) pineapple chunks, save drained juice

  • 1 can (20 oz.) crushed pineapple, saved drained juice

  • 1 carton (9 oz.) non-dairy whipped topping

  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows (optional)

  • 1 cup coconut (optional)


  • DAY 1- How to cook the egg pudding mixture
  • In a medium saucepan combine sugar flour and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  • Stir in pineapple juice and beaten eggs.
  • Continue stirring  on medium heat until thick.
  • Add lemon juice & cool mixture to room temperature
  • How to cook Acini de pepe pasta
  • Bring water and remaining 2 teaspoons salt and oil to boil.
  • Add Acini de pepe to boiling water
  • Cook until done
  • Drain and rinse  Acini de pepe
  • Cool to room temperature
  • Thoroughly mix egg mixture with Acini de pepe
  • Refrigerate overnight in airtight container
  • DAY 2-  Frog eye salad remaining ingredients
  • Add all remaining: Mandarin oranges, Pineapple chunks, Crushed pineapple, non-dairy whipped topping, miniature marshmallows, and coconut
  • Mix everything together
  • Refrigerate until chilled, in an airtight container.


  • How long will fruit salad last in the refrigerator? Frog Eye fruit salad maybe refrigerated for as long as 1 week in an airtight container.
  • Can frog eye fruit salad be frozen? Yes, but freezing alters the texture of this salad.

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  3. Old Fashioned Rice Pudding

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