Mom’s Fruit Salad Show caption Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLANDMom's Fruit Salad, a longtime holiday favorite of Beth Colvin, features pineapple, mandarin orange slices, fruit cocktail and minimarsmallows. Dan currier December 24, 2012 0 Comments Related Stories Dreaming of a White Christmas Advocate-Tested RecipeMom’s Fruit SaladServes 6. Recipe is from Dan Currier.1 (8-oz.) can pineapple tidbits1 (11-oz.) can mandarin oranges1 (30-oz.) can extra cherry fruit cocktail1 (10.5-oz.) pkg. minimarshmallows1 (8-oz.) pkg. cream cheese1/2 cup milk1 packet Dream Whip, prepared according to package directions1/2 cup chopped walnuts, optional1. Pour the pineapple, oranges and fruit cocktail into a colander. Drain overnight.2. Put the marshmallows, cream cheese and milk into a heavy pot. Melt over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until smooth. Transfer to a large mixing bowl and set aside to cool.3. Gently fold Dream Whip into cooled marshmallow mixture. Add fruit and walnuts, if using, and stir to combine. Refrigerate 24 hours before serving.