Old-Fashioned Southern Ambrosia
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Old-Fashioned Southern Ambrosia

Old-Fashioned Southern Ambrosia
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Ambrosia is a dessert salad that's pretty much a staple at most southern social gatherings. This recipe for Old-Fashioned Southern Ambrosia is a classic dessert salad recipe with fruit, coconut, nuts, marshmallows and cream. The variety of fresh fruit used in this salad makes it colorful and delicious. Pineapple, mandarin oranges, cherries, grapes and apples are mixed with a variety of other ingredients to create a creamy fruit salad perfect for any occasion.

Serves4

Chilling Time4 hr

Cooking MethodNo Bake

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As much as I love this version, I have to leave out the nuts. My daughter is allergic. I could add peanuts. Do you think honey roasted or plain would work best for this dessert? I think the honey roasted would pair well with the other flavors without being too overpowering.

This seems like a cross between what I've always called a waldorf salad, and an ambrosia. Waldorf has a more savory dressing and ingredients. Ambrosia historically has a sweet dressing. I've never thought to add other fruits. This may have to make an appearance at my house. I'm curious how the sour cream and whipped topping will jive.

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