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8 medium navel oranges
1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained
1/2 cup flaked coconut
1 cup whipping cream
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
Maraschino cherries


Peel and section oranges over a bowl, reserving any juice. Stir together orange sections, juice, pineapple, and coconut. Cover and chill 8 hours.

Beat whipping cream until foamy; gradually add powdered sugar, beating until soft peaks form.

Spoon fruit mixture into individual dishes; top each serving with whipped cream and a cherry.

Note: For sweeter ambrosia, stir 2 tablespoons granulated sugar into fruit mixture.


Mary Lou Edwards, Mesa, Arizona,

December 2000