Rating: 4.83 stars
53 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 44
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

This recipe has been in my family for years and years. We make it at every holiday family get together and everyone loves it. It's a great refreshing fruit salad for every occasion, especially summer months and hot days.

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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix pineapple, oranges, sour cream, marshmallows, and coconut together in a bowl. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate until flavors blend, 2 hours to overnight.

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Cook's Notes:

You CAN serve the salad immediately, but I recommend letting it set in the fridge for a few hours as it lets the flavors combine and taste even better. You can make this recipe healthier by using fresh fruit and low or reduced-fat sour cream (which we do), but I do not recommend omitting the marshmallows unless you have your own substitution that can pick up the texture. For more flavor you can add a dash of cinnamon or nutmeg to taste.

Nutrition Facts

393 calories; protein 3.4g; carbohydrates 72.1g; fat 11.3g; cholesterol 20mg; sodium 87.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (35)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2013
One of my most favorite "church" salads. I sometimes make this fluffy by folding in a small container of Cool Whip. Read More
(51)
53 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 44
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2013
One of my most favorite "church" salads. I sometimes make this fluffy by folding in a small container of Cool Whip. Read More
(51)
Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2014
This has always been a favorite salad of mine. I made as written, but only added coconut to three-fourths of the salad and left the other fourth without for my coconut disliking guys. This recipe does make a very large bowl and it was good without getting watery for about 3 days. Just make sure you drain your fruit really well. I saved the juice from the fruit and used it to make gelatin. A delicious salad that will grace my table again. Read More
(42)
Rating: 5 stars
04/18/2014
LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS SALAD!! It's best served ICE cold. I add 1 cup of shredded coconut instead of 3/4 cup. I also use fat free sour cream and the canned fruits are in their own juices. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/16/2015
Love ambrosia salad! So delicious. This recipe was good. I substituted half the sour cream with cool whip (8oz sour cream and 8 oz cool whip), and it turned out perfectly to our tastes. Have made several times. Thanks! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
05/27/2014
I use crushed pineapple instead and I add maraschino cherries! Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2015
I've made this many times through the years, with different variations depending on who was coming over to eat. Sometimes I have had to add more ingredients for some in a separate bowl. My daughter-in-laws like it with plumped raisons and apple chunks added, the grandkids like it best when I use cool whip instead of sour cream, my brother -in-law likes it with a yogurt instead of sour cream...I personally like it with halved green grapes, banana slices and pecan pieces. One of my sisters uses vanilla pudding (straight out the box) instead of cool whip, yogurt or sour cream. Best when refrigerated at least 24 hours. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/20/2014
Different than the Ambrosia salads I'm used to. Less sweet and I could only find crushed pineapple not tidbits so mine was more watery. I added chopped pecans and that was a MUST DO! Enjoyed this even though it's not what I'm used to. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2015
Excellent. Made mostly as listed I used flavored mini marshmallows (orange strawberry lemon & lime) and you definitely need to let chill 2 hours or more so flavors blend. Will definitely make again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2015
Made this salad and everyone loved it. Drained pineapples and oranges so the salad won't be runny. Taste better if you make it night before instead of 2 hours prior to event... Read More
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