Retro Ambrosia

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Barb G.

A different ambrosia salad, dessert Courtesy Emeril Lagasse.

Top Review by Natalia 3

The tastes in this salad are good. But I thought the consistency of the creamy dressing became a bit too thin soon after it was combined with the fruit. I did not understand the fruit measurements. I used a full 3 oranges and 2 grapefruits even though that was way more than 1.5 cups of fruit. This recipe is not bad. I think everyone enjoyed it...I just recommend serving it very soon after it is made. And watch the coconut carefully so it does not burn.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the cream cheese, sour cream, brown sugar, and lemon juice in a large bowl; whisk to blend.
  2. Add the pineapple, cherries, oranges, grapefruit, and pecans and stir to mix; place in a serving dish, garnish with the coconut, and serve immediately, enjoy.

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