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Holiday traditions – Fruit Salad Recipe

I’m so happy to share one of my favorite holiday recipes with you! This is my great Grandma Hart’s Fruit salad – some people call it ambrosia or cuppa salad as well, but to me it’s always great-grandma’s fruit salad.

My favorite fruit salad
I’m sure there are variations but this has been how I’ve made it ever since I COULD make food!

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Fruit salad - yummy yummy

Holiday Fruit Salad Recipe

  • Author: Domestic Chicky
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Cuisine: American


Delicious not-too-sweet fruit salad perfect with any holiday meal


  • 1 16 oz can chunk or crushed pineapple
  • 1 large or 2 small cans mandarin oranges
  • 1 heaping cup of coconut
  • 1/2 bag of mini marshmallows
  • 1 pt of sour cream


  1. Drain canned fruit, reserve juice
  2. Put all ingredients into a large mixing bowl
  3. Mix thoroughly
  4. Let chill 1-2 hours

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My great-grandma’s fruit salad is a holiday tradition for me and one I hope my boys will pass down. Along with the turkey and stuffing and pumpkin pie it’s one little bit of the past that carries on. Isn’t that the best thing about family recipes? They keep our history alive by sharing things our families shared around their tables so many years ago…


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