Saturday, November 27, 2010

7 Cup Fruit Salad

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 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.  

Drain the mandarin oranges, pineapple, and maraschino cherries.  Really squish the juice out of the pineapple with the back of a spoon.

Place the chopped pecans, coconut, and marshmallows in a large mixing bowl.

Add the drained fruit and sour cream.  Yes, sour cream.  Seems strange doesn't it? People are always in shock about this ingredient.  Trust me!  

Stir it all up and let sit in the refrigerator 24 hours.  Don't skimp on this.  Let it sit and do it's magic.  Great things take time!

Serve it up and watch your friends and families eyes roll back in their head with pure joy! 

Quote of the Day
Pay attention to your dreams - God's angels often speak to our hearts when we are asleep.  ~Eileen Elias The Angel's Little Instruction Book


7 Cup Fruit Salad has been linked up with the following blogs.  Stop by and check out all the delicious entries! 
Prairie Story Recipe Swap Thursday
House of Hepworths - Rock Your Recipes
Ekat's Kitchen Friday Potluck
Simply Sweet Home Friday Favorites


  1. This looks great! Something fun and unique :)

  2. I am absolutely making this for the holidays. I have a recipe that we call a type of ambrosia but it contains, pudding mix and cool whip. I love that the only thing in this dish containing added sugar is the marshmallows. Looks delish!

  3. I just love the 7 cup Salad it really is good enough to be a dessert. Thank you for sharing and you have a great week end.

  4. Thanks for bringing to Friday Potluck this week - I love fruit salad! :)

  5. Fruit salad is a must for the holidays. This one looks delish!

    Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites last week. Hope to see you again this week. Also, I'd like to invite you to come by next Thursday for my Holly Bloggy Christmas Recipe Party!

  6. This reminds me of the fruit salad my grandmother used to make on holidays. I'm not sure of her recipe but your recipe will definitely do the trick! Thank you for sharing!