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5-Cup Fruit Salad

by Laura

Well, since I had my Paula Deen magazines out, I had another recipe that I wanted to try. It came from the May/June 2008 issue. This 5-cup fruit salad sounded so easy, I had to give it a try. You do have to plan ahead for this salad. It has to chill for 8 hours.

I was also worried how it was going to taste with the sour cream, but the sweetness from all the other ingredients adds to the flavor as it sits in the refrigerator. It was so easy and delicious. I just wish my family loved coconut as much as I do. I’ll have to make this 5-cup fruit salad when I am going somewhere else, like a potluck.

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5-Cup Fruit Salad


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Ingredients

  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows
  • 1 cup drained mandarin oranges
  • 1 cup drained pineapple tidbits
  • 1 cup sour cream

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl. Cover and chill for 8 hours.
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Photo above was updated in July 2013. This is the original photo from the post.

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15 comments

Linda November 21, 2017 - 11:03 am

How+many+people+does+this+serve?..one+cup+of++all+five+ingredients

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Sue February 29, 2016 - 7:40 pm

My mother in law gave me this recipe many years ago, maybe in 1962. It has been a family favorite.
I like the idea of putting nuts in a side dish. We love nuts but some people don’t.

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JONI WEST November 3, 2015 - 8:42 am

We add sliced bananas, maraschino cherries (cut in half), and chopped pecans. We keep the pecans on the side for those who do not like nuts-like my granddaughter Kaitlyn. My grandmother, rip, taught me how to make this about 35 years ago and we continue to enjoy it every holiday. I never tell people that sour cream is used because there have been some in the past who passed on this because they do not like sour cream. But even those cannot tell its sour cream and love it as much as we do. Its fun to tell them after they rave about loving this fruit salad!!!

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Jan Davidson April 8, 2014 - 5:09 pm

I’ve been looking for the recipe that uses fruit cocktail instead of pineapple chunks. Can I substitute here??

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kakeladi November 8, 2014 - 1:46 pm

Sure, why not? Nothing said most recipes *MUST!* be followed exactly – especially one such as this.
I’m allergic to coconut so I’ll leave that out 🙂

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Cindy Harris July 12, 2013 - 5:18 pm

I remember making this in the 70’s! I’m sure it is still delicious.

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E. Michelle April 25, 2009 - 2:18 pm

Hi Laura, I just recently found your blog and I literally just made this recipe. I took a little bite before popping it in the fridge and it is delicious!

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Elizabeth May 28, 2008 - 3:49 pm

My mom makes a salad very similar to this one. I think the only difference is maraschino cherries in place of the coconut. It really is a great salad. I think that I will have to make it this week. Your blog looks great! I really like coming to see what new recipes you have posted.

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Sherri May 28, 2008 - 1:02 pm

That looks so good!! I think I am going to make it and take it camping this weekend!!

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kimhilder May 28, 2008 - 10:24 am

sounds yummy!

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