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Great Grandma’s Fruit Salad

One of my first holiday memories is of my great grandmother’s fruit salad. Known to some as ambrosia or 5 cup salad, it was always “grandma’s fruit salad” at my family get-togethers. It’s always meant the holidays to me.  This year I’ll be making it again, along with other traditional goodies, but it’s this recipe that always reminds me of being a kid at the holidays.


grandma's fruit salad




Thanks, D!!!


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grandma's fruit salad

Great Granny’s Fruit Salad

Print Recipe


  • 1 20 oz can crushed or chunk pineapple
  • 2 11 oz cans mandarin oranges
  • 1-1 1/2 C Sweetened flake coconut
  • 1/2 bag mini marshmallows
  • 1 16 oz container sour cream


  • Drain fruit
  • Mix first 4 ingredients together.
  • Add in half of sour cream, mix well.
  • Add more if desired.


Deanna Says:
It's ready!! It's a little better if you chill it for an hour or two, but it's perfectly yummy now
Author: Rachel

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