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Rating: 4.66 stars
109 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 81
  • 4 star values: 21
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1

This is a quick and easy fruit salad that you and your guests will love.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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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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  • In a large bowl, mix together the oranges, fruit cocktail, walnuts, marshmallows, and coconut. Fold in the sour cream. Chill for at least an hour, and stir again before serving.

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Nutrition Facts

290 calories; protein 3.7g; carbohydrates 34.5g; fat 16.6g; cholesterol 10mg; sodium 73.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (92)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/28/2005
This is exactly the ambrosia recipe I was looking for! One caveat, however: if you're making this for a family or party, the idea that the recipe would "serve 10" seems preposterous to me. Maybe 10 little kids. Or 10 people who have a lot of other food choices and will only take little helpings of ambrosia. But not 10 people who, like me and my family, see a bowl full of ambrosia, get excited, and take great, healthy helpings of the stuff in anticipation of it being gone by the time they go back for seconds. For that lot, better make more. I wouldn't necessarily double the whole recipe, however. It's got plenty of mandarin oranges; maybe just double the fruit salad, put in 1 1/2 times the recommended marshmallows and coconut, and use 12-14 oz of sour cream instead of 8. (I don't do the nuts.) Adding some red grapes or pineapple chunks can also work. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/05/2004
Not enough ingrediants Read More
(11)
109 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 81
  • 4 star values: 21
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
07/28/2005
This is exactly the ambrosia recipe I was looking for! One caveat, however: if you're making this for a family or party, the idea that the recipe would "serve 10" seems preposterous to me. Maybe 10 little kids. Or 10 people who have a lot of other food choices and will only take little helpings of ambrosia. But not 10 people who, like me and my family, see a bowl full of ambrosia, get excited, and take great, healthy helpings of the stuff in anticipation of it being gone by the time they go back for seconds. For that lot, better make more. I wouldn't necessarily double the whole recipe, however. It's got plenty of mandarin oranges; maybe just double the fruit salad, put in 1 1/2 times the recommended marshmallows and coconut, and use 12-14 oz of sour cream instead of 8. (I don't do the nuts.) Adding some red grapes or pineapple chunks can also work. Read More
(196)
Rating: 5 stars
07/25/2003
Perfect ambrosia in my opinion!! There are many ways to make this - including those recipes that use cool whip instead of sour cream (too sweet for me) - but I made the right choice going with this one, it's just right. I used Fat Free sour cream and enjoyed this as a healthy TREAT. Read More
(79)
Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2003
Added some cherries and took out the nuts. Very yummy!! I've been looking for a good and easy recipe that had sour cream instead of Cool Whip and this was it!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/25/2003
This is THE BEST ambrosia recipe out there! Exactly like my grandfather made for years every Thanksgiving. Thank you for sharing =) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/05/2003
this salad was so easy and good! I was thrown off by the sour cream at first but it works for this salad. My four year old loved picking out the marshmellow and nuts then goobled down the rest. Read More
(25)
Rating: 5 stars
03/25/2005
THANK-YOU... my ex's mother used to make this all the time and I LOVED it... and now I finally have teh recipe! the only thing different was use the colored mini marshmallows! BUT the sour cream is key I like it sooo much better than whipped cream! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/25/2003
I have been searching for this recipe for years! It was so easy to make my family loved it! Great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/13/2003
This is a new favorite in my household. My 1 year old ate it up and begged for more. Simple yummie and easy clean up! Just the right amount of sweetness! Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2003
excellent recipe and sooo easy to make. took it to a work party and everyone loved it. Read More
(18)
Rating: 3 stars
04/05/2004
Not enough ingrediants Read More
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