Retro Recipe - Ambrosia Salad
Recipe Type: Dessert
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Serves: 4
Sherron Watson revisits and rediscovered a dish long forgotten. The Ambrosia Salad.
  • 1 can of mandarin oranges, drained and diced
  • 1 can of pineapple chunks, drained and diced
  • 1 jar of maraschino cherries, drained and halved
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • ½ cup of chopped pecans
  • ½ cup of shredded coconut
  • ½ cup of mini-marshmallows
  • ½-1 cup of heavy whipped cream
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  1. In a large bowl combine first 7 ingredients.
  2. In a small bowl combine the last 3 and beat until cream is thick.
  3. Combine the two bowls. Store salad covered and in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
The size of can's I used for the mandarin oranges and pineapple were between 10-10.75 ounces. The cherries, I purchase the smallest bottle I could find. All of the listed amounts can be adjusted or omitted on what your family likes or does not like. I actually enjoyed the marshmallow and coconut after years of not having it made this way.
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