Pecan Ambrosia
PREP TIME: 30 Minutes

Flavored fruit salads have many variations throughout the country. Often they simply call for only one or, at the most, two main ingredients. In Louisiana, we tend to use all that is at hand to create an ambrosia unlike any other.


  • 1 -20 ounce can sliced peaches
  • 1 -20 ounce can crushed pineapple
  • 6 mandarin oranges, peeled and sectioned
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1 diced red apple
  • 1 diced green apple
  • 1 -3 1/2 ounce can flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup sliced maraschino cherries
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 -8 ounce carton Cool Whip

In a large mixing bowl, combine all of the ingredients except the strawberries and Cool Whip. Toss the ingredients well to ensure that they are thoroughly mixed. Cover with clear wrap and place in the refrigerator for a minimum of four hours, allowing ingredients to marinate. Immediately prior to serving, fold in the sliced strawberries and the Cool Whip. Blend until the fruit is well-coated with the "dressing". You may wish to serve a spoonful of the ambrosia in a slice of butter lettuce and garnish with grated cheddar cheese for added affect.

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