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Pineapple Curd Ambrosia Salad Recipe

This pineapple curd ambrosia salad is perfect for graduations and family gatherings! A delicious whipped cream salad without any fake ingredients or food coloring!
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Keyword dessert, recipe, salad, pineapple, curd, ambrosia, pineapple curd ambrosia salad recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 411kcal
Author Dani Meyer


  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup pineapple juice drained from crushed pineapple
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 cups cream
  • 1 cup crushed pineapple or pineapple tidbits
  • 1/4-1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 bananas sliced
  • 2 cans mandarin oranges
  • 1/2 cup frozen red cherries cut in half
  • garnish: coconut flakes walnuts mint leaves


  • 1. Add pineapple juice, sugar and cornstarch to small saucepan. Whisk. Cook stirring constantly over high heat until thickened. 2. Slowly drizzle the hot mixture into the whisked egg yolks bowl while whisking the egg yolks vigorously (tempering them). This prevents them from turning into scrambled eggs. Return sauce back to pan and cook on medium high for 2 minutes while stirring constantly. Allow to cool.3. Whip the whipping cream to stiff peaks.4. Fold in whipped cream, nuts, mandarin oranges and cherries to the pineapple curd being careful not to over stir. Chill overnight covered.5. Top with sliced bananas, coconut flakes and more chopped walnuts. Serve and enjoy!


Serving: 1g | Calories: 411kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 91mg | Sodium: 42mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 33g