Fruit Salad with Marshmallows Recipe
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Fruit Salad with Marshmallows Recipe

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One year I was asked to bring a fruit salad to a family Christmas dinner. I found several fruit salad recipes, but none seemed really special for the holidays. I devised this recipe and everyone loved it. After that, I became the "official fruit salad person" for all family get-togethers.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:12-16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 12-16 servings


  • 1 can (15 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1-1/2 cups halved red seedless grapes
  • 1-1/2 cups halved green grapes
  • 1 jar (10 ounces) red maraschino cherries, halved, rinsed and drained
  • 1 jar (10 ounces) green maraschino cherries, halved, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (8 ounces) unsweetened pineapple chunks, drained
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream

Nutritional Facts

One 1/2-cup serving (prepared with nonfat sour cream) equals 149 calories, 18 gm sodium, 1 mg cholesterol, 33 gm carbohydrate, 2 gm protein, 3 gm fat, 1 gm fiber. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fruit, 1/2 fat.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Just before serving, add sour cream and toss to coat. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Originally published as Festive Fruit Salad in Country December/January 2000, p49

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Reviewed Nov. 26, 2012

"This is not a new recipe. This known as Ambrosia Salad. I would never put the sour cream in at the last minute. It needs to be put in after all the fruit is mixed so the flavors blend and chill together."

Reviewed Nov. 9, 2011

"I will make this again, but I would add the sour cream and then refrigerate it for several hours. My family thought that it tasted better the next day. The sour cream didn't provide enough flavor for us. Once the fruit juices mixed with it a bit, it was great."

Reviewed Jun. 20, 2010

"it looks really good"

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