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Ambrosia Spread

Yield 1 2/3 cups
Ambrosia takes on a new role in this slightly sweet spread for gingersnaps or breakfast breads.


  • 1 (11-ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 (8-ounce) container soft cream cheese with pineapple
  • 1/4 cup flaked coconut, toasted
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds, chopped and toasted

How to Make It

  1. Set aside 3 orange segments for garnish. Chop remaining oranges; set aside.

  2. Combine cream cheese, coconut, and almonds in a medium bowl; stir until blended. Fold in chopped orange. Arrange reserved orange segments on top. Cover and chill. Serve with date-nut bread, banana bread, or gingersnaps.

Christmas with Southern Living 1995