Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Hawaiian Cheesecake Salad (With Video)



Hawaiian Cheesecake Salad comes together so simply with fresh tropical fruit and a rich and creamy cheesecake filling to create the most glorious fruit salad ever! Every bite is absolutely bursting with island flavor and you are going to go nuts over this recipe!

We are so excited to be partnering with International Delight®  to bring you another fabulous recipe. I don't know about you, but I love my coffee so I always have creamer in the house. I have found this to be an amazing convenient ingredient in cooking and baking sweets. So, of course when I started thinking about creamy fruit salad I thought of International Delight.

RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM 



Ever since Chad and I have been together we have celebrated every special occasion with his family. My family lives across the country so we never even gave it a second thought. Anyway, as I was saying we spend every holiday with his family and there are a few dishes that you will find at every event we attend. Gigi's apple salad. It is a family tradition. It is fruit mixed with whipped cream and it is delightful. A few years ago it got me thinking.

What if I combined cheesecake and fruit to create an over the top decadent cheesecake salad? Well, I did and I have to tell you it is the most amazing decadent fruit salad ever. I loved it so much I have created several versions and even created one in our new cookbook: The Simple Kitchen. Available for pre-order now!

I am planning for Easter dinner this weekend which is my holiday to host. I started thinking about the fruit salad that I would choose. Summer Berry Cheesecake Salad, Strawberry Banana Cheesecake Salad, and  Snickers Caramel Apple Cheesecake Salad are three of our favorites but I got to thinking about the scrumptious ham that we will be enjoying and then it hit me. I combined my favorite tropical fruit with a rich and creamy cheesecake filling to create our newest cheesecake salad sensation and you are going to love it!!!



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http://www.theslowroasteditalian.com/2016/04/summer-berry-cheesecake-salad-recipe.html


Summer Berry Cheesecake Salad recipe comes together with just 5 ingredients. Rich and creamy cheesecake filling is folded into your favorite berries to create the most amazing fruit salad ever!  Your family will go nuts over it.

http://www.theslowroasteditalian.com/2016/06/strawberry-banana-cheesecake-salad-recipe.html

Strawberry Banana Cheesecake Salad comes together with just 6 ingredients. Rich and creamy cheesecake filling is folded into luscious strawberries and sweet banana to create the most glorious fruit!  The flavor has been punched up with a secret ingredient and you are going to go nuts over this recipe! The king of the potluck table has arrived.

http://www.theslowroasteditalian.com/2016/10/snickers-caramel-apple-cheesecake-salad-recipe.html

Snickers Caramel Apple Cheesecake Salad is a simple recipe that comes together with just 5 ingredients. Tart and sweet crisp apples are folded into the most rich and luxurious cheesecake filling and topped with caramel and Snickers to create an amazing fruit salad that will blow your mind!  Your family will go nuts over it.
 

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Hawaiian Cheesecake Salad
SERVES 16  |  ACTIVE TIME 15 Min  |  TOTAL TIME 15 Min

1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese
1 (3.4-ounce) package instant cheesecake pudding, unprepared
1 cup International Delight French Vanilla Creamer (liquid)
1 pound strawberries, hulled and sliced
4 mandarin oranges, peeled and sectioned
1 (20-ounce) can pineapple tidbits, drained
3 kiwi, peeled and cut into half moons
2 mangoes, cut into bite size chunks
1 banana, cut into coins
juice of 1/2 lemon

In a medium tall bowl (I use my 8 cup measuring cup), using an electric mixer, whip cream cheese until it becomes smooth. It may bind up in the beaters, but continue as is and it will loosen up. Add the dry pudding mix. Beat until well combined.

With the mixer on low, slowly add the creamer to the cream cheese mix. Add it about a tablespoon at a time and then mix until it becomes a smooth mixture and all of the creamer has combined into the cream cheese, repeat until all of the creamer has been added to the mixture. Whip until smooth.


In a large bowl, combine strawberries, oranges, pineapple, kiwi and mango. Add the cheesecake mixture to the fruit. Gently fold cheesecake mixture into fruit. In a small bowl combine the banana coins and the lemon juice. Toss until well coated, drain the excess lemon juice. Gently fold the banana into the cheesecake salad.

Chill until ready to serve or serve immediately.

DONNA'S NOTES: Do not pour all of the creamer into the cream cheese at once. It will get clumpy and no matter how long you beat it, it will stay that way. Trust me on this one.

To make this ahead: prepare the cheesecake mixture and refrigerate in a bowl. Mix all of the fruit in a large bowl and refrigerate. Before serving, drain any excess liquid from the fruit and then fold the cheesecake filling into the fruit. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe developed by Donna Elick - The Slow Roasted Italian
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135 comments:

  1. Sounds delicious

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  2. I'm going to try this but I'm trying to limit the processed foods so even though I'll use the pudding mix I think I'll use some whipping cream and vanilla bean instead of the cream substitute

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    1. If you are out of creamer you can substitute 1 cup heavy cream, 1/4 cup powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. I hope that helps. Enjoy and let us know how it goes.

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    2. What is the recipe for the dressing?

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    3. Thank you the substitute for the coffee creamer.

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    4. Thanks for this tip. I don't like processed item either.

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    5. Make sure you grow your own fruit

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    6. i think i might try it with this but i DON'T like french vanilla nothing

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    7. Do you have a substitute for someone allergic to dairy? (Yes fully allergic, my son is 4 and even something with a dairy enzyme makes him sick as can be).. I would really love to make something like this for my kids!

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    8. Sounds yummy, good trade 4 a dessart & looks pretty thanks

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    9. Try white chocolate pudding or plain vanilla and use one of the Bailey's Creamer.

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    10. LOL I love the comment"Make sure you grow your own fruit" !!

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    11. Donna Elick...to make the substitute creamer, do you beat the heavy cream with the powered sugar til it firms up like whipped cream? thanks

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    12. If you have allergies to milk or are lactose intolerant, you can substitute fruit juices, like strawberry banana,any flavor that you like.

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    13. How many people can this serve

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    14. It says it serves 16 up at the top

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    15. Donna, the alternative recipe for the dressing is fantastic!! Thank you

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  3. all it's missing is coconut then it's tropical :)

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    1. Would be delicious with almond joy creamer, it has the coconut flavor and so yummy in my coffee. Reminds me of Hawaii.

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    2. Use the coconut creamer instead...I can't wait to try it today!

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  4. OMG! I am a fruitaholic and this takes my breath away! Cant wait to try it!

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  5. Where is the recipe for the island cheesecake salad? Little upset trying to find it.

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    1. Under the picture it says "read more" click on that and it is at the bottom of the page. So easy don't know how you had trouble....

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    2. Scroll down. It is on this page

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  6. Instead of the creamer how bout French vanilla whipped topping?

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  7. Can I substitute apples, oranges and peaches for the kiwi, mango and strawberries?

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    1. Allergic to mango. What can you use to replace that and how much.

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    2. Just eliminate the mango for another fruit.

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  8. sure would taste good right about now. live in the south.

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  9. Does anyone know the nutrition value of this recipe. It looks amazing but also high in calories.

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    1. Not if you using light cream cheese and non fat international delight. There are ways around reducing calories you know!!

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    2. Look at the nutrition info for each item used....

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    3. I'd love to know too! I'm diabetic and would love to know the carb count. I wish they had the nutritional info on all recipes. I'm not good at figuring things out!

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    4. Was wondering that to. Calories etc

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    5. Using the substitutions for the creamer that was stated above, I calculated about 135 calories per serving. 1.6g of protein, 21.6g of carbs, and 5.1g of fat for each serving. Hope this helps! :)

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    6. International Delight is also available sugar free.

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    7. For 16 serving, each serving is 176 calories, 28.5 carbs, and 3 protein.

      If you use sugar free pudding mix, sugar free creamer, and low fat cream cheese, each serving is 135 calories, 24 carbs, and 2 protein.

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  10. Use room temperature cream cheese.
    Instead of a mixer, I suggest a blender or immersion blender. I finder is is easier to combine the cream cheese mixture and no clumps.

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    1. also have the creamer at room temp helps alot

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  11. Can I do this as a trifle will the mixture hold up correctly

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    1. The way mine came out it would definitley make a great trifle custard.

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  12. Instead of having to buy both French vanilla and vanilla flavored can just vanilla be used?

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  13. I am making this and wondering how thick the cheesecake filling is supposed to be? The pic looks like it's pretty runny but mine isn't ... Any help??

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    1. From my past experiences mixing fruit with something similar to this, the juice that's in the fruit often makes it runny. Did yours stay thick even after being mixed with fruit?

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  14. Is the creamer the powder version or the liquid version? Thanks so much!

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    1. The bottle that's in the picture is a liquid creamer, so my guess is that's what she used. I wouldn't use a powder version for this. But that's just me giving my opinion.

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    2. It said 1 cup French vanilla creamer. Read the recipe. It's all listed.

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    3. Liquid!!!!!

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  15. Your cream mixture is liquid looking of the fruit. Mine is like a clump of dough. What did I do wrong?

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    1. I had the same problem, I think it should have been a 1 oz box of pudding

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    2. Make sure you use the right size box of pudding. It shouldn't be like dough.

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    3. Mine turned out like a glob of dough both times i tried making it. Finally dumped it in my blender & liquified it gradually adding milk & a little of the creamer till it became a creamy consistency. It was very yummy then!

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  16. Your cream mixture looks liquid. Mine is like dough. What did I do wrong?

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    1. DONNA'S NOTES: Do not pour all of the creamer into the cream cheese at once. It will get clumpy and no matter how long you beat it, it will stay that way. Trust me on this one.

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  17. I made this vegan with Diaya cream cheese substitute and almond milk. I'm not vegan but dairy doesn't like me, lol. It was still really good. I brought it to a potluck at work and no one knew it was dairy-free until I told them!

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  18. Followed the recipe to the T, with the exception of using Delmonte jarred mango and jarred mandarin oranges. Let them drain in a strainer for an hour. It was still very runny. The misxture was very liquidy. Only wonder if I should have used less creamer, to allow for the juice from the fruit? Over all good flavor, a bit strange in the texture.

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  19. I made this as one of the sides for Easter Dinner. It was a huge hit, everyone loved it. I'm sure this will go on my family's most requested list. Thank you for another great recipe.

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  20. Sounds wonderful....adding coconut and pecans or walnuts would work wonders for this Southern Texas girl....

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  21. I made the recipe with figure friendly choices. FF cream cheese, FF half and half with vanilla flavoring, and sugar free cheesecake pudding mix. What a hit!!

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  22. Making this very soon! Though I cannot use the creamer. Too many artificial ingredients,a couple that does not agree with me,sadly. So will try half&half and vanilla or Sweetened condensed milk. Love fruit salads! Great for gatherings! Thank you!

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    1. I'm thinking of using coconut milk.

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  23. I would add shredded coconut to this! Can't wait to try!

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  24. How long leftovers keep in refrig

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  25. I can tell you why the cream cheese stays lumpy when you add the creamer too fast. I learned the hard way trying to make a cheesecake in a hurry. If you leave the cream cheese set out until it is room temperature, it won't lump up. If I had listened, it wouldn't have happened to me.

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  26. I have never seen "instant cheesecake pudding" in the store. Does anyone know the brand name?......or what a substitute might be?

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    1. Jello brand

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    2. I found jello brand

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    3. Walmart has jello brand cheesecake pudding. Giant Eagle has the sugar free cheesecake pudding

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    4. Jello brand

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    5. Jello makes one.

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  27. Does anyone know how long this would keep in the refrigerator? Thanks in advance!

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  28. Can I use frozen fruit

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  29. This looks delicious! Anybody have the nutrition info, please?

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    1. Not sure if you're still needing it, but it's 175 calories per serving, 28.5g carbs, 3.1g protein, 5.4g fat

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  30. I made this today and we really enjoyed it.

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  31. My friend wants to know how many total carbs is this salad

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    1. There are tools online to find out nutrition information. Google is your friend! :)

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    2. 28.5 carbs and 2.5 fiber if using full sugar ingredients. If using sugar free creamer and pudding and fat free cream cheese, it's 24 carbs and still 2.5g fiber

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  32. Made it, it was delish

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  33. Made it. It was delish

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  34. Why add extra calories ?

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  35. there is always a bottle of international delights in my fridge. Love finding out that it is for far more than coffee. Bring on the recipes!!!!!

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  36. One cup delight French vanilla creamer. Not powder. Read the recipe it's listed.

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    1. It's nice that you reply to people, but you don't have to be so rude and nasty with your replies..

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    2. There is nothing rude or nasty in Jackie's comment. They answered a question and simply stated that it's listed in the recipe, which it is.

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  37. How many servings does this make?

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    1. The recipe states 16. Obviously it all depends on the size of each serving, though. I made this and it seems to be approximately 2, maybe 2.5 quarts of fruit salad, so that would be 16 half-cup servings.

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  38. Have you tried mixing the creamer and pudding then adding it to the cream cheese? It came out good but it was kind of a pain working with the cream cheese and pudding doughy mixture until everything was mixed in, I have a hand mixer and had to constantly stop beating it to scrape down the dough from reaching the top and making a mess

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  39. Can't find cheesecake pudding. Looks so good. Any suggestions.

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    1. I can't either so I just bought vanilla pudding

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    2. It says Serves 16

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    3. Jello has that flavor

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  40. Excellent recipe! Only sub I did was use Nestle French Vanilla (much cheaper). I let the cream cheese and creamer come to room temperature before starting the mixing process. Yes, add creamer slowly!!! I'm going to put the pudding mixture into graham cracker shells and top with the fruit next time Or mix it all up and put into parfait cups and top with graham cracker crumbs. Very good, and somewhat healthy...

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  41. I Made it last night for a birthday party we are attending today. The store had no cheesecake pudding so I used vanilla. I also substituted 2 cans of mandarin oranges for fresh, don't think I'll add bananas. Anyway, I stirred it all together this morning and took a taste a few hours later, I must say, It's very tasty!

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  42. has anyone tried it with all fresh fruit? I want to try it but how do I allow for the extra juice that comes from pineapple ? Oh and try it with white chocolate pudding from jello.

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    1. Recipe says to drain the pineapple. It would be too runny without that. I also used 1 can of mandarin oranges and drained it. It was delicious.

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  43. Ohh shaved coconuts on top would be a nice garnish or macadamia nuts crushed on top .. Yummm

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  44. I also added coconut. If I make it again I'll make the dressing from cream cheese, cream, sweetener and vanilla. Pudding mix gave it the flavor of cake batter.

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  45. Is delicious! Even used fresh pineapple and Halos instead of canned mandarin oranges. Yummy!!!

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  46. I tried this recipe for a dinner party, it was a huge success. I had to copy the recipe for most of the guests. I've also made it again last week and gave some to the neighbors who couldn't get enough. I did add coconut and blue berries. Simply delicious.

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  47. What else can I use instead of the French Vanilla stuff as we don't have that here in Australia

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    1. Any milk or cream will work. No need to add extra sugar, the pudding mix has plenty.

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  48. Instead of using lemon juice to prevent bananas from turning brown​ reserve juice from pineapple tidbits to use with bananas.

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  49. Ok totally different thought here...
    What if we leave out the milk / fold in a container of cool whip and fruit pour into a graham cracker crust? ( making sure to drain and pat dry fruit first.
    I make a strawberry pie filling similar to this....
    ... cream cheese, 1cup of sugar and fold in cool whip.

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  50. I am going to use heavy whipping cream. Does it have to be whipped first or do you just pour it in unwhipped. someone else asked this and didnt get an answer. thanks.

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    1. Leave it unwhipped. I used half & half and got excellent results. I think heavy cream might be a little too rich but if it's all you have it will work.

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  51. What if you have the caramel flavor creamer?

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    1. Well, you can either try it out using caramel creamer or you'll have to use something else. Obviously if you use a different flavored creamer, it will change the taste of the final product. (Personally, I hate all creamer products so I used half & half, with great results.)

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  52. I made this today. My "dressing" turned out more liked "whipped" but is absolutely awesome!

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    1. Holli@TheSlowRoastedItalianSeptember 29, 2017 at 8:01 AM

      We are so happy you enjoyed it!

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  53. This recipe is CRAP!!! I have trued it twice now & as soon as i add the pudding it binds up into a huge GLOB!!! not wasting any more money or time on this!!!

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    1. Mine did also, but as you start adding the creamer, slowly it comes together. Thinking about adding creamer first then the pudding.

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  54. I made this for a meeting of 16 people and it was so well received I have to provide the recipe in a newsletter! I followed the recipe exactly except for using a can of mandarin oranges (drained) in place of fresh, which I could not find. I also could not find the large container of the International Delight French Vanilla Creamer, so had to buy a box of their individual creamers and open 19 of the 24 in the box to make a cup, but it was so worth it. It took visiting four stores before I even found the box of individual creamers. I live in a large Dallas suburb, so it should not have been that hard to find, but it was worth it in the end!

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    1. Holli@TheSlowRoastedItalianSeptember 29, 2017 at 8:00 AM

      That is great, we are so happy everyone enjoyed it! Sorry you had so much trouble finding the creamer, it is very popular!

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  55. I made this tonight and it is so good, my husband just loves it. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Holli@TheSlowRoastedItalianSeptember 29, 2017 at 7:55 AM

      We are so happy you both enjoyed it!!!

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  56. These all look so good and so yummy! Unfortunately, the amount of carbs they probably contain would prevent me from being able to have them. Too bad as I love fruit, but carbs don't like me. :(

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    1. I am sure you can find plenty of low card recipes to suit your palate. Enjoy and let us know if we can help!

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  57. This fruit salad is so good and easy to make you can also use other fruit

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    1. Holli@TheSlowRoastedItalianOctober 3, 2017 at 6:15 AM

      We are so happy you enjoyed it, Deborah!!!

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  58. I noticed on the summer berry cheese cake salad that pudding mix is not used. Was this left out of the recipe or what?

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    1. No, it is just a different recipe make a different way. We created a cheesecake salad in our new cookbook that doesn't use creamer at all. So, there are different ways to make the base. I hope that helps! Enjoy and let us know how it goes.

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  59. I have a tip for y'all! If you're using pineapple tidbits canned in pineapple juice, you can reserve the juice and use that to prevent your bananas from browning. No need to buy a lemon if you don't already have one.

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  60. Can you make this ahead?

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  61. I made this, it was a mess, maybe I did something wrong.




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  62. HELP!!! I am making it for thanksgiving, and creamed the soften cream cheese with beaters, them started adding the pudding but mine got so thick I had to gradually add the vanilla creamer but it kept getting thicker and now it is like gum. Could the sugar free pudding be the cause and how can I fix this ASAP. Please help me I bought all the fruit and this time of year in Utah it is very expensive. Please help me��

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  63. I did exactly as you showed on the video except when I added the pudding it became so thick that I started gradually adding the vanilla creamer. Now it is like gummy. Could the problem be sugar free pudding. Help I need this for Thanksgiving, purchased all of the fruit which is really expensive here in winter. I am into the fruit 13.00 and need to know how to fix this. Please help me. Do I try more than. 1 C of creamer?? Help😭

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    1. It should not be gummy. That could be the sugar free pudding. I would try adding a little more liquid and see if it settles down. Email me if you need any further help and I can try to go over it with you step by step and see what we can do. donna (at) tsrifood (dot) com

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  64. I made this for s baby shower using all canned fruit just put it in a strainer and drained it well. I also used Almond Joy flavored creamer! It was delicious! Now I have to make it again for Thanksgiving because it was so good!

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    1. Holli@TheSlowRoastedItalianNovember 22, 2017 at 7:30 AM

      We are so happy you enjoyed it Pat!!!

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  65. Burnt up our beaters making this, smoke and smell throughout the house. Our son had the great idea of using one of the beaters in the drill and thankfully that was genius. Not quite dessert time, but will post how it was after. It’s beautiful and once the smell of burnt beaters cleared, the dessert smells like sweet fruit heaven.
    Quick question... should the cream cheese be warmed a little? That’s what killed my beater/blender and didn’t notice that tip in the recipe.

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