Ambrosia Fruit Salad

ambrosia saladThis ambrosia fruit salad combines pineapple, mandarine and a few other ingredients to create this delightful dessert.

It is so good and different and so easy to make. I hope you enjoy this simple version.

If you want to make it pretty, garnish with mandarin segments and cherries.

Update: I was watching Top Chef Masters (competition) on FoodNetwork the other day and they had to recreate a dish from the ‘old days’ of the 60’s and this dessert was one of them.  The Chefs were not happy because it’s such a simple recipe and yes made with a can of mandarins! It was a very popular dish when I was growing up…oops I just revealed my age!

Ambrosia Fruit Salad
Serves: 4-6
  • 1 can 19oz (548ml) or 14oz (398ml) chunk pineapple in juice or syrop
  • 1 can 10oz (284ml) mandarine orange segments
  • 1½ cup seedless green grapes
  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows
  • 1 cup flake coconut
  • ½ cup broken walnut
  • ¾ cup sour cream
  1. Blend together sour cream, marshmallows and coconut and leave at room temperature for 10 minutes. This helps dissolve the marshmallows into the dressing.
  2. Drain pineapple and oranges well
  3. Combine all the ingredients.
  4. Chill.
  5. You can easily double or triple this recipe.

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