7 Cup Fruit Salad is a holiday tradition in our family. This is the one dish that I just could not do without. One of the first Christmases I spent with "G's" family I brought this salad. Right then and there I was instructed that I must always bring this dish from that point on no matter what. Sometimes I tease them and say that I don't think I'm bringing the fruit salad this year just to get a rise out them (hee, hee, hee).
Something purely magical happens when these ingredients come together. It is the fruit salad of all fruit salads! You must make this immediately!
Here's what you'll need
1 cup crushed pineapple, drained
1 cup mandarin oranges, drained
1 cup maraschino cherries, drained
1 cup marshmallows
1 cup shredded sweetened coconut
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup sour cream
Isn't that easy! One cup of everything. Now to be honest the mandarin oranges and cherries I just use the whole can which is actually a little more than 1 cup. We wouldn't want good food to go to waste! Check the number of servings on the back of the can and get as close to 1 cup total as possible.