My Gami always made this for Thanksgiving. It's a sweet fruit and coconut salad that's simple to make.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
5 hrs
total:
5 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix marshmallows, coconut, oranges, pineapple, and sour cream together in a bowl. Cover and refrigerate until flavors blend, 5 to 6 hours.

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Nutrition Facts

157 calories; protein 1.5g 3% DV; carbohydrates 19.2g 6% DV; fat 8.7g 13% DV; cholesterol 12.6mg 4% DV; sodium 51.3mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (41)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2012
So delicious. Using sweetened coconut is key in this recipe as it adds just enough sweetness when combined with the fruit to offset the sour cream. The longer this sits the better it gets.......if you can let it sit long enough. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
07/07/2013
I can't believe this is reviewed as 5 stars! This is my first review and it is because I want to save people from wasting their time with this terrible recipe. My mother tried to make this and our family decided that she must have read the recipe wrong--much to our disappointment, we realized it was really that bad! Don't waste your time...find a new fruit salad recipe!! Read More
(13)
49 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 43
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2012
So delicious. Using sweetened coconut is key in this recipe as it adds just enough sweetness when combined with the fruit to offset the sour cream. The longer this sits the better it gets.......if you can let it sit long enough. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2012
This is a wonderful salad. I grew up with this salad on holidays. Mom called it her 24 hr. salad. The only thing she did different is add a can of fruit cocktail to the mix. I did not like sour cream I never knew it was in there til I was older lol. Also there was never any leftovers. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2013
I read the one negative review and knew immediately a few finer points were needed when putting this recipe together. First if you do not have 24 hours to let your salad sit over night in the refrigerator than don't make the salad. Be sure to drain your canned fruit well. I also use much less sour cream than is called for in fact I use just enough sour cream to coat all the ingredients cover then chil overnight! Love it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2012
My mom has made this same recipe for years and it is a family favorite! Very easy to make and since it must be made ahead it is great to take places. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
07/07/2013
I can't believe this is reviewed as 5 stars! This is my first review and it is because I want to save people from wasting their time with this terrible recipe. My mother tried to make this and our family decided that she must have read the recipe wrong--much to our disappointment, we realized it was really that bad! Don't waste your time...find a new fruit salad recipe!! Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2013
Oh. My. Goodness. My mom has made this for years however our 5 cup salad actually has six cups...the five listed above in addition to 1 CUP OF CHOPPED PECANS. H-E-A-V-E-N-L-Y. It's the only thing that could improve the above recipe. BE SURE YOUR FRUIT IS DRAINED REALLY WELL! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2013
My mom always made this to take to pot lucks and picnics - fabulous blast from the past! I used crushed pinapple (only because that is what I had on hand) and it still turned out awesome. I added some chopped walnuts for a little nutty crunch:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2013
I've used this recipe for years passed to me from my mother. I add nuts to mine. The key to this recipe though is letting it sit overnight in the fridge. The flavors blend together and the marshmallow softens...yummy! This will be on my Thanksgiving table. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2013
I've made this for years my mother-in-law's exact recipe handed down and we continue to make it for all occasions. I added pecans and it is even better. (My mother always decorated hers with cherries) Read More
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