Southern Ambrosia Fruit Salad

Southern Ambrosia Fruit Salad Recipe

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Kris W


This recipe has been in my family for years. It was my grandmother's recipe then my Mom started making it and now me. I was 3 when my grandmother passed away, so all i remember of her are these recipes.


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30 Min


  • 1 can(s)
    20oz pineapple chunks drained well
  • 1 can(s)
    15-20oz mandarin orange sections drained well
  • 2
    med. apples- diced (any kind-i prefer gala apples)
  • 1 c
    sweetened coconut flakes *
  • 1/2 c
    pecans, finely chopped *
  • 1 1/2 c
    marshmallows, mini *
  • 1/2 c
    maraschino cherries, halved *
  • 1 Tbsp
    juice from maraschino cherries *
  • 8 oz
    sour cream

How to Make Southern Ambrosia Fruit Salad


  1. Drain pineapple and oranges well and pour into large mixing bowl
  2. Dice apples and add to the other fruit as you cut them to prevent apples from turning brown and stir.
    Add remaining ingredients and toss well to combine.
    Refrigerate at least 3 hours or overnight before serving.
  3. ( * ) when I make this at home I honestly don't measure these ingredients. the amounts I listed are approx measurements. Feel free to adjust more or less to your families preference.

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Hashtags: #coconut, #Fruit, #nuts

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