Ambrosia Fruit Salad

Rating:

(3 votes) 4 3

This super-easy salad is very sweet, but canned fruit makes it quick!

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Ingredients

  • 1 8 oz. container frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 2 1/2 C. shredded coconut
  • 1/2 C. chopped walnuts
  • 1 8 oz. can fruit cocktail, drained
  • 1 8 oz. can pineapple chunks, drained
  • 1 11 oz. can mandarin oranges, drained
  • 3 C. miniature marshmallows
  • 1 10 oz. jar maraschino cherries, drained (optional)
  • 1 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon

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Directions

In a large bowl, combine the whipped topping, coconut, chopped nuts, fruit cocktail, pineapple, mandarin oranges, marshmallows, cherries, nutmeg and cinnamon. Mix together well and refrigerate for 30-45 minutes.

Note: If you like maraschino cherries you can use them, if not remember there are maraschino cherries in your fruit cocktail. Also, a little juice from the maraschino cherries will color your fruit salad a festive red.

Reviews (4)

  • We make a very similar fruit salad every Thanksgiving and Christmas, but add bananas and don't add the coconut or marshmallows. I think the marshmallows would make it too sweet, but am definitely going to add coconut next time! Also, we use almonds. I think I'd like walnuts better.

    Flag as inappropriate Verna55  |  June 4, 2010

  • We make a very similar fruit salad every Thanksgiving and Christmas, but add bananas and don't add the coconut or marshmallows. I think the marshmallows would make it too sweet, but am definitely going to add coconut next time! Also, we use almonds. I think I'd like walnuts better.

    Flag as inappropriate Verna55  |  June 4, 2010

  • Hubby doesnt like coconut, so I use the sour cream mixed with about a cup of confectioners sugar and omit the coconut. He loves it!

    Flag as inappropriate dperky77  |  June 1, 2009

  • I make my Ambrosia just like this EXCEPT--I add fresh stawberries and grapes and instead of whipped topping I use SOUR CREAM! I know it sounds crazy but it is awesome. Everyone loves it. Try it--you will too!!

    Flag as inappropriate janiebug58  |  June 1, 2009

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