Five Cup Salad Recipe -
Five Cup Salad Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Five Cup Salad

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"Cool and refreshing fruit salad. The sour cream adds a creamy tang. If you like you can add more coconut and marshmallows. If desired, confectioner's sugar can be used in place of the coconut and cherries can be added for color."

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  • PREP

    5 mins

    35 mins


  1. Combine the fruit cocktail, mandarin oranges and pineapple chunks in a large bowl. Fold in the sour cream and coconut. Chill. Just before serving, stir in the marshmallows and serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 04, 2003

Great salad, perfect for a summer BBQ. It is very easy, but if you have extra time it is great with bananas and strawberries instead of the fruit cocktail.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 27, 2007

I really prefer fresh fruit for salads, but if you need to use canned fruit this is a good combination.

May 26, 2003

Easy recipe for fruit salad. My husband doesn't like coconut and I forgot to buy marshmallows, but I mixed about a tablespoon of brown sugar into the sour cream before adding it to the fruit and it was a nice sidedish.

May 26, 2003

Holiday tradition in my family...we called 24 hour Christmas salad. Makes a beautiful presentation and is simply delicious!

May 26, 2003

My mother made this when my sister and I were kids. I made it the other day for the first in years. MMM, did it ever bring back memories. It was my husband's first taste and he likes it. My dad naturally ate the most out of all of us.

Jan 25, 2004

This is so good! I saved 1 Tbs. of juice from the fruit and mixed it with the sour cream. I will make this again and again.

Jun 13, 2004

This recipe was a big hit. I substituted fresh grapes and whole maraschino cherries for the fruit cocktail. I didn't stick to the "cup" rule. I just combined the quantities of fruit and coconut I had, and added the sour cream to taste.

Aug 05, 2003

I thought this salad was very cool and refreshing. It was an easy version of ambrosia which I love. The sour cream was a refreshing addition, it cut the sweetness of the overall salad. I really loved it and have made it alot since the first time.


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  • Calories
  • 169 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 26.1 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 13 mg
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 7.4 g
  • 11%
  • Fiber
  • 1.3 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 1.6 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 38 mg
  • 2%

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

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