Fruit Pasta Dessert

Fruit Pasta Dessert

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This unusual dessert recipe calls for acini di pepe, which is a kind of pasta that looks like peppercorns. Risoni would work as well.


Serves: 10 

  • 1 cup acini di pepe pasta
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 (450g) tin crushed pineapple, drained
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (310g) tin mandarin segments, drained and halved
  • 1 cup tinned grapes
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows (mallow bakes)
  • 2 1/2 cups thickened cream, whipped
  • 1/4 cup maraschino cherries, minced

Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:2hours chilling  ›  Ready in:2hours40min 

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook according to packet directions; drain and reserve.
  2. In a small saucepan beat eggs with a wire whisk until foamy. Stir in reserved pineapple juice, lemon juice, sugar, butter and salt.
  3. Cook mixture over low heat until thickened and coats the spoon; stir constantly for 2 minutes and cool to room temperature.
  4. In a large bowl combine pasta, pineapple, oranges, grapes and marshmallows; mix well. Fold in egg mixture and whipped cream; cover and chill.
  5. When chilled stir mixture and garnish with cherries; serve.

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