A Different Kind of Pistachio Ambrosia

Total Time
4hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 4 hrs

This is a different kind of Ambrosia, it's got a little more added to it, but oh so good! This makes enough for a crowd!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Drain fruit cocktail, pineapple and oranges. Reserving 3 cups of juice.
  2. Set fruit aside.
  3. Pour juice into 4-qt bowl. Add pudding mix and mix until smooth.
  4. Stir in sour cream.
  5. Add whipped topping and mix until smooth.
  6. Fold in fruit.
  7. Chill for several hours.
  8. Top with pecans just before serving.


Most Helpful

I cut this down to two cans of fruit and it made a large bowl. (which my diners said was a good thing. LOL) It is a pale green and very creamy. I used sugar free pudding, fruit in natural juices, and low fat sour cream and it worked successfully. I served this with ham for our Easter dinner. Thank you for sharing the recipe!

Susie D April 21, 2014

Delicious. A new favorite. Yum. Had to go back for seconds on a full stomach.

Laura O. January 07, 2013

With all the baking/cooking I'm doing right now, I had to cut this recipe in half, & still it made a lot! Fortunately I was hosting a group & they were happy to finish it off for me! Followed the recipe with one exception, & an optional one, at that! Instead of using pecans I used set out 2 cups of chopped pistachio nuts so each person could have as much as they wanted of this REALLY GREAT AMBROSIA! Will be keeping this recipe around! [Tagged, made & reviewed for one of my adoptees in the current Pick-A-Chef]

Sydney Mike October 19, 2008

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