Delicious 24 Hour Salad – a Favorite Family Tradition Revamped

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Now this may not look like much to you but if you were a part of my husband’s family ~ this would get you excited!   When I take it to gatherings,  it just sits there and then someone finally has the nerve to try it.  THEN, WOW, they are hooked!

It is now time to introduced 24 Hour Salad to the world.

There is a bit of an addictive quality to it so proceed with caution.  

It is sweet from the marshmallows and if you use organic fruits, properly prepared nuts  and  the freshest eggs and cream from pasture raised animals as possible this becomes pretty doggone good for you!  Yes I know commercial marshmallows are deplorable but I’ll give you a list of great healthy marshmallows recipes  you can make yourself at the end of this post.   That will boost the nutritional value of this recipe tremendously.  How handy is that!

To begin, gather up the best ingredients you can; marshmallows, pineapple, nuts (I’ usually use pecans or walnuts), whipping cream, green grapes, eggs, lemon and dry mustard.

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Start with eggs, lemon juice and dry mustard (like this),   beat together.  Add milk and cook in a double boiler ((like this)  or you can use a bowl balanced over a saucepan.   This will curdle and look funny, don’t be dismayed; it will work.  Let cool before adding to the fruit.  ALSO,  don’t taste at this point ~ you REALLY need to wait the entire 24 hours.

Trust me,  you will not be happy if you try it before it is ready.

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The first time I made it, I tasted the dressing before it was mixed with the fruit, it was not good and I almost threw it away.  But hang in there, it is delicious after 24 hours!

B-a-c-k to the recipe.

In a large  bowl (like this),you want to be sure you have room to combine the grapes, pineapple and marshmallows without spilling it over the top.  Stir just to mix.

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Combine the dressing and the fruit being sure to cover the fruit, then add the whipped cream.

Refrigerate for 24 hours and then

Enjoy!

Remember those homemade marshmallow recipes I promised, here they are:

Homemade Marshmallows (no corn syrup!)

Homemade S’Mores (Dairy-Free & Vegan Option)

Homemade Miniature Marshmallows (Paleo, GAPS)

Try this one to make fruit dip, too. How to Make Marshmallow Fluff Without Corn Syrup

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Delicious 24 Hour Salad - a Favorite Family Tradition Revamped

Rich, sweet and creamy, this Holiday Family Tradition is a bit addictive so you may want to proceed with caution.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. marshmallows
  • 1 lb. green grapes
  • 2 cups pineapple chunks, drained
  • 1 pt. whipped cream
  • 1/4 lb. nuts,  properly prepared*
  • 4 eggs
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 tsp dry mustard (like this)
  • 1/2 cup whole milk

Directions:

  • Make dressing by beating together  eggs, lemon juice and dry mustard.
  • Combine in double boiler with milk and cook until thickened. (Stainless Steel Boiler)
  • Sit aside to cool.
  • Combine marshmallows, grapes, pineapple and nuts in large mixing bowl. (Large Mixing Bowl)
  • Add the cooled dressing with fruit mixture and combine well.
  • Add the whipped cream and stir lightly.  Refrigerate for 24 hours.

*This is how I prepare nuts so that your body can utilize the nutrients they contain easier  properly prepared.

Adapted from Grandma's Recipe Box 🙂

      

3 Responses to “Delicious 24 Hour Salad – a Favorite Family Tradition Revamped”

  1. Teresa — December 20, 2013 @ 3:38 pm

    YES!

  2. Kristen @ MIX — December 19, 2013 @ 3:45 am

    Looks DELISH! Thanks for including my DIY s’mores recipe! Happy Holidays! 🙂

    • Jeanie — December 19, 2013 @ 8:18 am

      You are so welcome. I can hardly wait to try your s’mores!

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