Retro Ambrosia Salad

Retro Ambrosia Salad at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Our Retro Ambrosia Salad is a fall back on a southern salad that was very popular during the 1950's. I remember my Mother her sisters and friends always serving Ambrosia Salad at just about every special dinner, pot luck or event. I always wondered why they called it a salad, because to me it was a dessert. It is still like dessert to me and I just love it! This recipe has lots of wonderful fruit with a delicious dressing that puts it over the top for me. If you want to come home with an empty bowl from the pot luck, carry this salad, everyone always loves it!

Lets Make Retro Ambrosia Salad

Retro Ambrosia Salad at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
We Chop and Drain The Fruit
Retro Ambrosia Salad at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
In A Mixing Bowl, We Are Adding The Fruit
With Some Shredded Coconut.
Retro Ambrosia Salad at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
Mixing The Sauce With The Marshmallows
This Could Be What Makes It Dessert For Me
Retro Ambrosia Salad at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
Retro Ambrosia Salad
Miz Helen's Kitchen
Ingredients
Serves 8
1 red delicious or gala apple, chopped, peel on
1 granny smith apple, chopped, peel on
1 (15 ounce) can mandarin orange, drained
1 ( 15 ounce) can peaches, drained, chopped
1 ( 15 ounce) can pineapple tidbits, drained
1 (15 ounce) jar maraschino cherries, drained, chopped
2 cups fresh green grapes, halved
1 cup sweetened coconut flakes
1 cup mini marshmallows
dash salt
dash cinnamon
dash nutmeg
(optional) 1 cup pecans,  chopped 
4 ounces sour cream
8 ounces whipped topping
Directions
In a large colander, drain the mandarin oranges, chopped peaches, pineapple tidbits, and cherries. 
Add the drained fruit to a large mixing bowl and mix well.
Add the grapes and coconut flakes then mix well. 
Add a dash of salt, cinnamon and nutmeg to the fruit and mix well.
Add the sour cream and whipped toping to the fruit and mix.
If you are adding the pecans, add them now.
Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Recipe Tip
This recipe can be made in advance for up to 3 days, keep refrigerated.
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Retro Ambrosia Salad at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
Ready To Serve This Delicious Salad
Retro Ambrosia Salad at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
I Love To Set The Serving Bowl On Top Of
My Mothers Crocheted Table Scarf
Retro Ambrosia Salad at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

I love the old traditional recipes that bring back so many memories of the happy times that we have spent with family and friends. I sure hope that you are enjoying some of our memories as we share them along and encouraging you to make some of your own to share with us! We are so grateful that you are sharing our journey, and you come back to see us real soon!
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  3. Oh my gosh!! My mom used to make these and we loved it! I love retro recipes. They bring back wonderful memories. Thanks for sharing at the what's for dinner party. I hope you're enjoying your weekend.

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