Lazy Days Ambrosia


My grandma's ambrosia salad with pudding mix and canned fruit has become a staple at every holiday dinner.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40 mins


  • 1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple, undrained

  • 1 (3.4 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix

  • 2 (15 ounce) cans fruit cocktail, drained

  • 2 (11 ounce) cans mandarin oranges, drained

  • 1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed

  • 2 tablespoons sweetened flaked coconut, or more to taste (Optional)


  1. Mix undrained pineapple and pudding mix together in a bowl until smooth, about 2 minutes. Fold in fruit cocktail and oranges, then fold in whipped topping. Sprinkle coconut over top. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, at least 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

206 Calories
6g Fat
39g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 206
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Sodium 153mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 35g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 29mg 144%
Calcium 24mg 2%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 240mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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