The Oscars

The Oscars Invitation

With the Golden Globes and SAG Awards behind, it's time to think about the Oscars. And Chef Elle is back with a recipe and party planning tips for your celebration. From the invitation and ballot to the ticket bowl and headshot recipe card, everything's right here to help you throw a fabulous party.

So, give The Most Non-Traditional Fruit Salad a try. After all, it's inspired by one of the movies, but mostly, she's kept it fresh, easy and delicious.

Ticket Bowl

Oscars Ballot

Super Easy

2 boxes lemon gelatin

16 oz. preserved peaches, cut into chunks

16 oz. pineapple chunks, reserve pineapple juice

8 oz. sharp, cheddar cheese, grated

7 oz. miniature marshmallows

1 c. chopped pecans, toasted



16 oz. heavy cream

3 T confectioner's sugar

reserved pineapple juice

1 c granulated sugar

2 T all-purpose flour

1 egg, beaten well


Old-School Translations

c=cup; T=tablespoon; t=teaspoon


Cook gelatin according to the package instructions.

Transfer to an airtight container and refrigerate. Once firm, gently stir in pineapple and peach chunks. Cover surface with marshmallows. Return dish to the refrigerator.

Meanwhile, add granulated sugar, flour, pineapple juice, butter and beaten egg to a medium pot and set over medium-low heat. Stir often. Once the custard thickens, remove from heat and transfer to a dish. Cover with plastic film and refrigerate for at least 6 hours.

Combine heavy cream and confectioner's sugar to a chilled bowl. Using the whisk attachment, whip until stiff peaks form. Gently fold custard into whipped cream. Evenly spread topping over marshmallows.

Refrigerate at least 2 hours. Just before serving, sprinkle with cheddar cheese and nuts.

(serves 6)

Award Winning Fruit Salad

Back Story

When we were growing up, Mother made this fruit salad a few times a year, but we could always count on enjoying it during the Christmas holiday. I've modified it just a bit, but if you want the original, mix in sliced bananas and add pecans to the gelatin.

Since this recipe is fresh and easy, let us know what you think. Remember, if you want the same results, follow the recipe and use the products mentioned.

This recipe was originally aired on WREG Monday, February 20, 2017. For even more fresh and easy ideas, visit here anytime.