You can’t go wrong with this crowd-favorite Pink Fluff recipe! It just takes 4 ingredients to make this perfectly-sweet dessert salad.
My mom made this Pink Fluff recipe once and we were all hooked!
It’s become a staple for holiday dinners like Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter, but it’s versatile enough to serve all year long!
This pink fluff recipe features a sweet, creamy base filled with cherries and crushed pineapple. You can serve it as is, or top it with seasonal ingredients to make it a festive side dish.
My mom always calls it a salad, but it’s closer to a dessert. So we’ll call it a dessert salad.
Serve it alongside the main dish or as the sweet finisher; however you do it, it will be the crowd favorite!
How to make Pink Fluff – Step by Step
DRAIN a 20 oz. can of crushed pineapple well and add to a large mixing bowl.
ADD a 21 oz. can cherry pie filling, a 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk, and a thawed 8 oz. tub of whipped topping to the mixing bowl and gently fold together until fluff is nice and pink.
REFRIGERATE the fluff for at least 30 minutes to set. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.
Recipe Tips and Substitutions
The crushed pineapple needs to be well-drained or it will make the fluff runny. I like to pour the pineapple into a strainer and then use a potato masher or meat tenderizer to gently press all of the juice out.
Any leftovers should be refrigerated.
If you want more cherries (and why wouldn’t you because the pie filling is the best part!), use the extra cherry version of the pie filling.
I think this salad is perfectly delicious as is, but if you want to try some add-ins you can use 2 cups of mini marshmallows, 1 cup of shredded coconut, or 1/2 cup of nuts.
If you want to make this a festive side dish, try these toppings:
- Sliced almonds
- Pomegranate arils
- Sugared cranberries
This dessert salad is delicious when mixed with cranberry sauce! I wouldn’t serve it mixed, but you can let your guests know so they can try it out!
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Perfect Pink Fluff Recipe
- 1 20 oz. can of crushed pineapple
- 1 21 oz. can cherry pie filling
- 1 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 8 oz. tub whipped topping, thawed
- Drain crushed pineapple well and add to a large mixing bowl.
- Add remaining ingredients to the mixing bowl and gently fold together until fluff is nice and pink.
- Rerfrigerate the fluff for at least 30 minutes to set. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.