Pistachio Ambrosia

READY IN: 3hrs 15mins
Recipe by Sweet Diva MJ

From Taste of Home. One of my DH's favorites.....This recipe makes a large amount which is great if you need to take it somewhere to share. It's great for potlucks/covered dish dinners - I usually make it and set some aside at home for my DH and still have plenty to share. Or, I halve the recipe if I'm making it just for us at home. Substitute the lighter versions of sour cream and whipped topping and you have an an almost guilt-free dessert.

Top Review by Sydney Mike

Loved the use of a big favorite of mine, fruit cocktail, in this recipe! I followed the ingredients with one exception ~ Instead of the (optional) pecans, I used a very generous helping of pistachios on each serving! ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS GREAT KEEPER OF A RECIPE! Thanks for posting it! [Tagged, made & reviewed in the Aus/NZ Recipe Swap #20]

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Drain fruit cocktail, pineapple and oranges, reserving 3 cups juice.
  2. Set fruit aside; pour juice into a 4-qt. bowl.
  3. Add pudding mix and mix until smooth.
  4. Stir in sour cream.
  5. Add whipped topping and mix until smooth. Fold in fruit; chill for several hours.
  6. Top with pecans just before serving if desired.
  7. Yield: 16-20 servings.

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