My daughter got this recipe from her mother-in-law. It's a delicious fruit salad. The only problem is it makes a LOT of salad, so it's best for large family gatherings or pot luck suppers/picnics.
Frog Eye Salad
Warning – Makes a LOT of salad.
Boil 1 lb. Acine de Pepe pasta (frog eye) in 3 quarts of water for 8 mins; drain.
In a small sauce pan combine:
1 cup sugar
3 Tbsp flour
2 cups pineapple juice
2 beaten eggs
Cook until thick. Remove from heat and add:
1 cup coconut
1 cup mini-marshmallows
1-20 oz can crushed pineapple (do not drain)
1-20 oz can pineapple tidbits (do not drain)
3 small cans mandarin oranges (drain these)
Mix well, then fold in:
1-14 oz tub Whipped Topping
Chill at least 8 hours.