12/13/09

Fluff

My Grandma Grace made Fluff every Thanksgiving. Fluff to the Campbell's is as important as the turkey. Thanksgiving was the only day of the year Grandma made it, and even now I think I'm the only one in the family who ever makes Fluff at other times of the year.

Fluff is simple, colorful, sweet, and, well, fluffy.

Grandma Grace's Fluff
1 cup seedless red grapes, sliced in half
1 cup maraschino cherries, cut in half
1 small can pineapple tidbits (do not drain)
Juice of one lemon
1 bag of regular-sized marshmallows
1 pint of whipping cream

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Here I'm using a regular size can of pineapple because I'm doubling the recipe. If company is coming, double the recipe!

Mix in a bowl the lemon juice, grapes, cherries, and pineapple.

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Colorful! Told ya.

Now using kitchen scissors, cut the marshmallows into quarters. Some of you efficient types are wondering why one would cut up marshmallows instead of buying mini marshmallows.

There is a reason. You cut them so that the fruit juices can soak into the marshmallow pieces. Maximum soakage, peeps. It makes for better Fluff.

Here's the trick. After every 4 or so marshmallows, your scissors will be really sticky. Dunk them in a glass of water and viola! No more sticky. Just keep snipping and dunking until you've quartered the whole bag.

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Stir the marshmallows and the fruit together. I often add a little of the cherry juice too. Mix until the fruit juice has seperated all the marshmallow pieces and they no longer stick together. Cover and chill for at least 4 hours. I usually let it sit overnight. (Stir at least once during this time.)

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After the mixture has been soaking and melding for an appropriate amount of time, pour it into a collander to drain the juice off. Return it to the bowl.

In another bowl, whip the whipping cream until it is the consistency of - whipped cream. heh. Fold the whipped cream into the fruit and marshmallow mixture.

You have Fluff!

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This? Is not a great picture of Fluff. It was all I could manage, but trust me, Fluff is pretty.

The first year Mr. P and I were married I brought Fluff to the Smith Christmas gathering. Now each Christmas - 15 years of them - they still want to know if Amy is bringing the Fluff.

Fluff is magical stuff. Happy Monday!!

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7 comments:

Frau said...

I have not had Fluff in many years thanks for sharing your recipe. I may have to make this for our Christmas dinner this year.

mo.stoneskin said...

Grandma Grace's Fluff?

Fluff?

I can sort of make out what it is from the recipe and pictures, but this is the first I've heard of it.

Vickie's Michigan Garden (my backyard) said...

I've never had fluff before but it looks and sounds delicious. Can't wait to try it
vickie

Rachel said...

We make this and freeze it. Then, serve it icy cold. Frozen fruit salad. Also.. sprinkle coconut over it ;-) NOM

Never heard it called fluff.. but, YUM ;-) MWAH

Momo Fali said...

My Grandma used to make something like this. I forgot all about it! Thanks for the memories.

The Urban Cowboy said...

My GF makes fluff...but I think she calls it something else. I never heard of it or had it until her.

Jenna said...

Looks super yummy!!

Just wanted to let you know I am hosting a Holiday Treats week this week and will be posting a new recipe everyday, hope you stop by to check it out and maybe link up some of your holiday treats like these.

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