Acini di Pepe Salad

Acini di Pepe Salad

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"Acini di pepe is the Italian word for peppercorns. Any tiny round-shaped pasta works well in this chilled fruit salad. Great in the summer, but my family asks for it every holiday. Every time I bring this to a party I get requests for the recipe."

Ingredients {{adjustedServings}} servings 487 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 487 kcal
  • 24%
  • Fat:
  • 8.9 g
  • 14%
  • Carbs:
  • 98.7g
  • 32%
  • Protein:
  • 6.6 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 46 mg
  • 16%
  • Sodium:
  • 195 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente. Drain.
  2. In medium saucepan, combine reserved liquids from pineapple and oranges (equals about 1 1/2 cups), sugar, eggs, salt and flour. Cook until thick, stirring constantly. When mixture becomes thick, add cooked pasta and refrigerate overnight.
  3. The next day, add pineapple and oranges, whipped topping and marshmallows to taste. Mix together and top with cherries if desired. Keep chilled until served.
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Marie Stafford Farley Tracy
10/17/2003

I have made this salad with a few alterations that make this recipe the bomb! Substitute the flour, and use 1 heaping tablespoon of corn starch. Once the pasta and the liquid mixture have been made wait until custardy mixture and pasta cool to room temperature. Once custard is room temperature add in the whip topping, until thouroughly blended. Then add the marshmellows, pasta, pineapple and mandarin oranges. I omit the cherries altogether. Whalla, I much better way of combining this salad with creamier results! :)

ceci
3/17/2006

I loved this salad, be careful, it makes a lot.

KIKUKAT
1/25/2004

My family loves this! I took it to a potluck with friends, and they loved it too! I had to use orzo since I couldn't find acini di pepe in my 3 local supermarkets (I live in Hilo, Hawaii). I will definitely be making this again.