Ambrosia Salad

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Ambrosia_Salad4   This Southern staple has been a classic in my home for as long as I can remember. Apples, oranges, pineapples and grapes all tossed together in whipped topping and shredded coconut. It is so delicious! 🙂

   I grew up eating this Ambrosia fruit salad at every holiday feast, and of course on the 4th of July! I always looked forward to the Ambrosia salad. It makes any holiday plate extra special. 


Ambrosia Salad
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Serves: 4-6
  • 1 (20 oz.) can pineapple chunks, drained
  • 1 (11 oz.) can mandarin oranges, drained
  • ½ cup maraschino cherries, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup green seedless grapes, sliced in half
  • 1 small red apple, cut in chunks
  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows
  • 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
  • ¼ cup vanilla yogurt
  • 1 (8 oz.) container cool whip (whipped topping)
  1. In a large bowl, combine pineapple, mandarin oranges, cherries, grapes, apples, marshmallows and coconut. Add yogurt and whipped topping to bowl. Using a spatula fold mixture together gently until all combined.
  2. Cover and chill in refrigerator 2 to 4 hours before serving.
*Stays fresh covered in refrigerator up to 2 days.





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  2. I make mine with Pinapple,mandarin oranges,cherries sometimes blueberries ,mini marshmallows,sugar and real homemade whipped cream .have been making this for over 30 yrs. every party or occasion I am asked to make.

  3. I used to put a jar of grated coconut that you can buy at the oriental store and instead of flaky grated coconut from a bag. Also I use a can of condense milk and 1 philadelphia cream cheese. Soften the cream cheese first and add a can of condense milk stir together and pour all the fruits mentioned above. Oh! you can also add a container of Jello either orange or red the one in a container with cream in it? It is so good together because the jello is already cut up into cube already. Mix all together and viola !!! it is so creamy.

  4. I may also add a pecan nut in it along with the rest of the fruits and container of Jello cream,pick what flavor you like either orange and cherry. Mix all of them with the fruits.

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