Sarah's Ambrosia Fruit Salad Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Sarah's Ambrosia Fruit Salad Recipe
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Sarah's Ambrosia Fruit Salad

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"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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Original recipe makes 10 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • READY IN

    2 hrs 15 mins

Directions

  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.
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Footnotes

  • 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.
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Reviews More Reviews

Jan 07, 2014

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 recipe does make a very large bowl and it was good without getting watery for about 3 days. Just make sure you drain your fruit really well. I saved the juice from the fruit and used it to make gelatin. A delicious salad that will grace my table again.

 
Jul 23, 2013

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

 

9 Ratings

Apr 18, 2014

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.

 
Apr 19, 2014

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 this, even though it's not what I'm used to.

 
May 09, 2015

Does any one know if the salad will firm up a bit after chilling? Mine became real soupy looking the more and more I tossed it. I have it in fridge now I am just trying to figure out if I should add pudding to it to thicken it up a bit or something?

 
Feb 27, 2015

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 make again!

 
May 27, 2014

I use crushed pineapple instead and I add maraschino cherries!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 393 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 72.1 g
  • 23%
  • Cholesterol
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 11.3 g
  • 17%
  • Fiber
  • 3.1 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 3.4 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 87 mg
  • 3%

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

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