Friday, January 25, 2013

Family Recipe Friday: Ruth Lane Williamson's 24-Hour Salad

Ruth Lane Williamson

24-Hour Salad

Mix together the following ingredients and set aside.

pineapple chunks, quartered
1 pkg. miniature marshmallows
pecan pieces

Next, mix together the following ingredients and heat over medium high heat until thickened, stirring constantly.

2 eggs, beaten
4 Tbsp. sugar
2 Tbsp. white vinegar

Add 2 Tbsp. butter to heated mixture, stir, and then let mixture cool.  When mixture has cooled, stir in 1/2 pint of fresh whipped cream.  Fold this gently into pineapple mixture.  Cover and refrigerate for 24 hours.

A big thanks to my cousin, Joy Goins Lewis, granddaughter of Ruth L. Williamson, for sharing this recipe.

Happy Birthday to my precious Aunt Ruth who would have been 96 years old today.

Ruth Lane Williamson, c. 1940


  1. Aunt Ruth was a treasure - and a good cook. Welcome to Geneabloggers

    1. Yes, she was, Kathy! Thanks so much for the welcome :)

  2. Welcome to your blog. I am happy to find a recipe that I have been looking for for years. My mother used to make 24 hour salad and I would sneak tastes of it before the 24 hours was up.

    1. Glad to provide the recipe for you! My cousin warns, however, that it tastes terrible right after you complete the mixing of ingredients. It's delicious after 24 hours :) Thank you so much for the welcome!

  3. Beth, you are brave! I found your other blog this morning...and now I just found this one, too, courtesy of GeneaBloggers.

    Best wishes with both your projects! And again, love your photos!

  4. Welcome to GeneaBloggers! I am new this week too! So exciting. I love the pic of Aunt Ruth with the snowman. Also great recipe.


    1. Thanks, Betty--and welcome to you, too! I'm excited about this new venture :)

  5. Welcome to Geneabloggers. I've been a member for about four months. This is a great blogging community.

    Regards, Grant