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Easy Ambrosia Fruit Salad

Course Dessert, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Soul, Southern
Keyword Dessert, Fruit, Salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Chill Overnight 8 hours
Servings 12 people


  • 13.5 oz Pineapple Tidbits or Chunks in juice
  • 16 oz Mandarin Orange Segments in juice
  • 1/2 cup Maraschino Cherries in juice
  • 1 cup Grapes
  • 1 cup Sour Cream
  • 10 oz Mini Marshmallows plain or fruity
  • 1/2 cup Shredded Coconut (optional)
  • 2 oz Grand Marnier (optional) for Adult Version


  1. Use a large bowl to combine all ingredients.

  2. I recommend mixing all canned fruits first. Dump fruit into bowl with juices. (If any of your fruit is in light syrup, strain off the syrup)

    Ambrosia Fruit Mix for Salad JENRON DESIGNS
  3. Then stir in the sour cream until completely dissolved, if adding in Grand Marnier do so at the point as well.

    Ambrosia Sour Cream for Salad JENRON DESIGNS
  4. Fold in marshmallows and your fresh grapes. This is also where you would add your optional coconut flakes.

    Ambrosia Fruit Mix optional grapes Salad JENRON DESIGNS .jpg
  5. Cover bowl and chill overnight in the refrigerator stirring occasional to breakdown the marshmallows into juice.