This is my go-to fruit salad.
2 cans (20 oz each) pineapple chunks
2 cans (11 oz each) mandarin oranges
1 pkg (3.4 oz) instant lemon pudding
other fruit of your choice, atleast 5 c total (I like to use sliced strawberries, blueberries, apple chunks, and/or halved grapes. Bananas would also work well, but I'm not big on bananas in fruit salad.)
Drain pineapple and oranges, reserving the liquid from one of the pineapple cans. In a sm bowl, combine the pudding mix with the reserved pineapple juice. In a lg bowl, mix together all fruit except oranges. Add pudding/juice mixture and stir. Gently fold in oranges. (Do not mix too much once oranges are in or they will fall apart.) Chill 2 hrs. Makes 10-12 servings.
*Note: The fruit salad will get more liquidy the longer it sits.