Friday, November 2, 2012

20 Days Until Thanksgiving

It's official. There is now less than three weeks until Thanksgiving. Continuing with my "Countdown to Thanksgiving", I am featuring a really easy, really tasty salad that's sure to please. Don't be fooled by the sour cream! This salad is wonderfully sweet without being "too sweet". And most people never guess that the creaminess of this salad comes from the sour cream.

Ambrosia Fruit Salad

Serves:  8 - 10

1 - 20 oz. can pineapple chunks, drained

1 - 15 oz. can fruit cocktail, drained

1 - 15 oz. can Mandarin oranges, drained

2 cups miniature marshmallows

1 cup flaked coconut

1 cup chopped or sliced nuts (I prefer walnuts or almonds)

1 - 8 oz. container sour cream

In a large bowl, combine the pineapple, fruit cocktail, oranges, marshmallows, coconut, and nuts. Gently fold in the sour cream. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least one hour. Stir before serving. 

If you plan to serve this salad as individual servings and would like to dress each serving up a little bit, you can add a maraschino cherry to the top or serve the salad on a lettuce leaf.

This salad can be made a day or two ahead of schedule, but add the marshmallows on the day you plan to serve it for best results.


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  1. This is one of my favorites!! Pinning this one to enjoy at my own Thanksgiving.

    1. Thanks so much, Angie! This is one of my favorites, too. Each time I make it, I'm always amazed at the addition of sour cream! Thank you for stopping by - have a wonderful weekend!

  2. My mom makes a similar salad and it reminds me of my childhood! Thanks for sharing this, I need to make it soon! Pinning now! LOVE your blog, I'm your newest follower! Hope you're having a great week!

    ~Jen @ Yummy-Healthy-Easy

    1. Hi Jen! Thank you for being my newest follower! I truly appreciate your support. I hope you and your family enjoy the salad. It's always a hit here. Have a wonderful weekend and thank you, again!

  3. Ooh, this looks yumm! Thanks for linking up this weekend!

    1. Hi Lauren! It's an oldie, but a goodie. I remember having this when I was a very little girl (which was a very long time ago!). I hope you enjoy it. Thank you for hosting the Pinteresting party each week. Have a fantastic week!


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