This Junk Yard Salad is a delightful and easy-to-make dessert salad that’s perfect for potlucks, picnics, or as a sweet ending to any meal. It’s a refreshing combination of cherry pie filling, crushed pineapple, condensed milk, marshmallows, vanilla pudding, and Cool Whip, resulting in a creamy and fruity treat that’s sure to impress.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

This recipe is a crowd-pleaser. It’s incredibly simple to prepare and requires no baking. The flavors meld together beautifully, creating a sweet, creamy, and indulgent dessert that’s perfect for any occasion. Plus, it can be made ahead of time, making it a convenient option for entertaining.


  • 1 21 oz can cherry pie filling
  • 1 20 oz can crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 14 oz can Eagle Brand condensed milk
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1 1 oz package of vanilla pudding (dry)
  • 1 8 oz Cool Whip


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cherry pie filling, drained crushed pineapple, condensed milk, miniature marshmallows, and dry vanilla pudding mix.
  2. Fold in the Cool Whip until all ingredients are well combined.
  3. Refrigerate the mixture overnight to allow the flavors to meld together.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: N/A
  • Total Time: 10 minutes prep + overnight refrigeration
  • Kcal: Per serving
  • Servings: 8-10


This salad can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. However, it’s best enjoyed fresh.

Recipe Tips:

If you prefer a slightly less sweet version of this salad, you can reduce the amount of cherry pie filling or use a sugar-free version. Additionally, you can adjust the amount of marshmallows to suit your taste preferences. Feel free to experiment with different fruit combinations or add chopped nuts for extra texture.

Enjoy this delightful and easy-to-make Junk Yard Salad!

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