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5 Cup Salad Recipe
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5 Cup Salad

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

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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    5 hrs

    5 hrs 10 mins


  1. 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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 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.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 06, 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!!

Nov 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.

Nov 10, 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.

Nov 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!

Nov 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.

Jan 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!

Dec 19, 2014

Just like my mom would make every Christmas and thanksgiving. A hit with our family


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  • Calories
  • 157 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 19.2 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 13 mg
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 8.7 g
  • 13%
  • Fiber
  • 1.4 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 1.5 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 51 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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