Edward Scissorhands Ambrosia Salad

Being a huge fan of the Edward Scissorhands movie, I wanted to make an Edward Scissorhands Ambrosia Salad dish in honor of it.

The result was an Ambrosia Salad: like the gelatinous dessert that is often served at Easter, but with a twist.

In honor of Edward Scissorhands’ scissors, I cut up some of the ingredients and added them to the salad. It was a big hit with the family!

Why Do People Eat Ambrosia?

Ambrosia is a pudding-like dish that has fruit and coconut. It is sometimes served at holiday events, including Easter and Christmas.

The fruit and coconut in the dish keep it from spoiling, thus allowing it to last for a long time without refrigeration.

Is Ambrosia Salad A Southern Thing?

According to the online encyclopedia Wikipedia, Jello-brand prepared ambrosia may be a Southern thing.

“Ambrosia is most commonly served as a side dish in the American South along with chicken or ham. It is normally served at Christmas and Easter meals in the Southern states of the United States.”

Edward Scissorhands Ambrosia Salad Recipe


  • 1 (8 oz. ) package of light cream cheese
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 cups of canned pineapple chunks, drained (makes 4 cups)
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted


In a small bowl, stir together the pineapple chunks and sour cream. Using a hand mixer, combine the cream cheese with the sugar in another small bowl

Gently fold the mixture into the pineapple mixture using a spatula. Pour the mixture into three serving dishes and chill for 6 hours or overnight. Invert one of the souffle dishes onto a shallow platter. Drizzle with melted butter to serve.


* When using canned pineapple, choose the type packed in juice instead of syrup. Avoid using heavy or extra-sweet syrups.

What Salad Dressing Goes On Edward Scissorhands Ambrosia Salad?

While eating his Ambrosia Salad, Edward Scissorhands uses Russian Dressing to top his dish. I like Russian Dressing for my salad, but it’s not something I often eat, so it would not be something I would use to describe it.

Use whatever dressing you like on your Ambrosia Salad and add it after you invert the souffle dish on top of the platter.

What Is A Good Side For Edward Scissorhands Ambrosia Salad?

I would share some fruit with the Ambrosia Salad as a side dish. The neighbor’s child destroyed Edward Scissorhands’ berry patch, and I would not want to see that happen to anyone. I would recommend serving a bowl of freshly cut strawberries or another fruit that could be shared.

When sharing fruit with guests, you do not use a bowl that has been in the refrigerator for more than 3 days; for this reason, you may want to stock up on fresh fruit or buy it that day.

Edward Scissorhands Ambrosia Salad Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Fat34 g
Carbs72 g
Sodium341 mg
Fiber1 g
Protein5.4 g

What Is The Difference Between Ambrosia And Fruit Salad?

In Edward Scissorhands Ambrosia Salad, the fruit is mashed. The fruit is mixed with thick sour cream and light cream cheese.

The fruit is topped with Russian Dressing and then inverted on top of the platter for presentation. It is like a fruit salad, but different due to the ingredients.

Edward Scissorhands Ambrosia Salad
Edward Scissorhands Ambrosia Salad

Health Benefits Of Edward Scissorhands Ambrosia Salad

You can make a healthy dish with Edward Scissorhands Ambrosia Salad. The salad is good in terms of nutrition because it has a lot of fruit, protein, and carbohydrates.

The salad can be healthy if you make it in the right way. For instance, you can use fat-free cream cheese instead of regular cream cheese and alternative dressings such as balsamic vinaigrette.

The Bottom Line

A lot of people have seen the Edward Scissorhands movie, so I thought it would be smart to make a meal in honor of this movie and one dish to review the film on the fly.

I hope you enjoyed the article, and please leave your comments about what you thought about this recipe for Edward Scissorhands Ambrosia Salad below.

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