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."


servings 487 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • 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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  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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  1. 120 Ratings


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 m...

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

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 ...

This recipe was a great hit for Christmas dinner. I cut down the sugar to 1/2 cup.

This salad is great. I followed someone elses lead and changed flour to cornstarch and cooled custard mixture to room temp then added cool whip. Easy to make. Fruity and refreshing. I will make ...

It must be me, since most other reviewers loved this recipe. I couldn't get past the texture. For me, this type of pasta doesn't work in a fruit salad. Also I believe the addition of marshmallow...

Wow, what a treat!! I served this at a large family gathering and everyone loved it!! I will be making this again!!

Always a favorite to serve at home or to take to gatherings.

First,I doubled recipe.Second, I didn't put in oranges,but added a can of Tropical Fruit Cocktail and used colored mini marshmellows.