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Easy Pioneer Woman Ambrosia Salad

This easy Pioneer Woman Ambrosia Salad Recipe is the ultimate retro salad! Dating back to the turn of the century this dish is still a crowd-pleaser today.
Prep Time 15 mins
Servings 6


  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 3 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1 cup mandarin orange slices
  • 1 cup pineapple tidbits
  • 1 cup green grapes cut in half
  • 1 cup sweetened coconut flakes
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup maraschino cherries drained


  • Combine heavy cream and sugar in a mixing bowl and beat until stiff peaks form.
  • Add in the sour cream and mix until smooth.
  • Add in the mini marshmallows, mandarin oranges, pineapple tidbits, green grapes, coconut flakes, and pecans. 
  • Mix everything together.
  • Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Add cherries, serve and enjoy!
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