Ambrosia Waldorf Salad Recipe
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Ambrosia Waldorf Salad Recipe

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A light, lovely pink salad, this recipe puts a different spin on traditional Waldorf salad. It is super served with roast turkey or baked ham. People always go back for seconds. My family didn't think they liked cranberries until they tried this sweet crunchy salad. -Janet Smith, Smithton, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES:12-14 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES: 12-14 servings


  • 2 cups fresh or frozen cranberry halves
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 2 cups diced unpeeled apples
  • 1 cup seedless green grape halves
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple tidbits, drained
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • Shredded or flaked coconut

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 175 calories, 8 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 10 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 1 g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, combine cranberries and sugar. In a large bowl, combine the marshmallows, apples, grapes, pecans and pineapple. Add cranberries and mix well. Fold in whipped cream. Cover and refrigerate. Sprinkle with coconut before serving. Yield: 12-14 servings.
Originally published as Ambrosia Waldorf Salad in Taste of Home August/September 1994, p27

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Reviewed Nov. 10, 2012

"This was delicious! I followed the recipe exactly, including all the cranberries. The cranberries were not even notice by my husband who usually passes by cranberry dishes."

Reviewed Oct. 13, 2011

"Perfectly delicious!"

Reviewed Dec. 26, 2010

"I made this to go with our Christmas turkey dinner. It was very good. I only used a half cup of cranberry halves since they're so tart and a couple of tablespoons of sugar, and that was just enough for us."

Reviewed Feb. 22, 2010

"one word YUMMY! the only thing I didnt use was the grapes I didnt have any on hand. If you may have a fettish about cranberrys not after this. I chopped them small than half, again Yummmmmy."

Reviewed Jul. 10, 2009

"this is really tasty, we didn't use the cranberries and it was still delicious!"

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