Drain the mandarin oranges, but not the other fruits.
The liquid is needed to mix with the instant pudding.
Here's the recipe I started with. I added canned peaches,
and used chunk pineapple instead of crushed.
Vanilla Fruit Salad
1 can fruit cocktail, with juice
1 can mandarin oranges, drained
1 can pears, with juice
1 can crushed pineapple, with juice
2 bananas, sliced
2 small boxes instant vanilla pudding
Mix all ingredients together.
Add maraschino cherries for color.
If you use large cans of fruit, use 2 packages dry pudding.
If you use small cans of fruit, use 1 package dry pudding.
1 milk, 2 fruits per serving-MAKES about 12-16 servings