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Sarah's Ambrosia Fruit Salad

Rated as 4.84 out of 5 Stars

"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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2 h 15 m servings 393
Original recipe yields 10 servings


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  1. 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.


  • 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

Per Serving: 393 calories; 11.3 72.1 3.4 20 87 Full nutrition

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One of my most favorite "church" salads. I sometimes make this fluffy by folding in a small container of Cool Whip.

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 rec...

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.

I use crushed pineapple instead and I add maraschino cherries!

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 mad...

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 daugh...

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 mak...

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...

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...