Southern Ambrosia Salad

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This recipe for Ambrosia Salad has a special place in our hearts.  A sweet, old, very energetic man used to bring it to church dinners. He was the cutest thing ever and called his dish “Seven Cup Salad” that he literally made with a cup of seven different ingredients. I’m a rebel and modified it a bit. 🙂

Call it whatever you wish, but this recipe is super easy and delicious for summer!  It’s not health food, but sometimes you just have to splurge.

Southern Ambrosia Salad

  • 20 oz can pineapple chunks, drained {I cut them up a bit}
  • 15 oz can mandarin oranges, drained
  • 10 oz jar, maraschino cherries, rinsed, drained, stems removed and halved
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 cups marshmallows
  • 1 1/2 cups sour cream

Combine first six ingredients.  Fold in sour cream until mixed well.



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  1. My Mom and I love ambrosia we make it almost the same way except we use 1 can crushed pineapple , 1 large or 2 small cans maderine oranges, 1 jar of maraschino cherries halved, 1 lrge bag mini marshmallows, chopped walnuts, a container of lowfat sour cream. we don’t use coconut. :O) I could live off that stuff :O)

  2. we drain the juice off teh oranges & cherries but use the juice and all of the pineapple

  3. Always called this “Christmas Salad” my mum made every year at holidays. Haven’t had it in years as she is 94 now! So glad I found it

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