Ambrosia Fruit Salad

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Ambrosia Fruit Salad

1 20-oz. can pineapple chunks, drained well

1 16-oz. jar maraschino cherries, drained well

2 cups green grapes

2 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows

1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

1 1/3 cups sweetened flaked coconut

1 1/3 cups sour cream

1 15-oz. can mandarin oranges, drained well

Combine all ingredients except mandarin oranges in a GladWare® Family Size Container then gently stir until well combined. Fold in mandarin oranges (we do this last because they are more fragile than the other ingredients). Pop the lid on then press to seal. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

This recipe makes approximately 12-14 servings.


  • As Mama told me the first time I made this, use as much or as little of each ingredient as you like (especially with the sour cream, pecans and coconut). There's no right or wrong way to make this.
  • You can absolutely add other types of fruit. If you use bananas or apples, toss them with a little lemon juice first to keep them from browning.
  • It is plenty sweet! Don’t let the sour cream scare you off.
  • I’ve had this made with yogurt instead of sour cream but I like the sour cream version best!
  • No, I don’t think you can make this in a crock pot 😊
  • Be sure to check out these Food Storage Tips to make your food stay fresher and last longer.