Sweet Ambrosia Salad

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Jun. 07, 2012

This sweet, old-fashioned fruit salad is a tried true favorite at Gooseberry Patch. It reminds us of our grandmothers' special Sunday suppers. Does it remind you of your grandmother, too?


Pineapple chunks 20 Ounce , drained
Maraschino cherries 14 1/2 Ounce , drained
Mandarin orange segments 11 Ounce , drained
Sour cream 8 Ounce (or plain or vanilla yogurt)
Mini marshmallows 10 1/2 Ounce (pastel mini marshmallows)
Sweetened flaked coconut 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)



1. In a large bowl, put together oranges, cherries and pineapples and stir well to mix.

2. Add in sour cream and fold lightly until well coated.

3. Fold in marshmallows and coconut, until well combined.

4. Cover and allow to rest for 30 minutes or refrigerate overnight, to let the marshmallows to softened.


5. Serve this salad chilled as a side or as a dessert.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Servings: 10

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 282Calories from Fat 52

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 6 g9.2%

Saturated Fat 3 g15%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 53 mg2.21%

Total Carbohydrates 58 g19.3%

Dietary Fiber 2 g8%

Sugars 47 g

Protein 2 g4%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet