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Southern Ambrosia

Prep Time15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 to 8
Author: Stacey Little | Southern Bite


  • 1 (20-ounce) can pineapple tidbits in juice
  • 1 (15-ounce) can mandarin oranges
  • 1 (10-ounce) jar maraschino cherries
  • 1 (8-ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup sweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans


  • Drain the pineapple and the orange segments very well. Set aside.
  • Drain the cherries and slice each one in half. Rinse the cherries well and allow to drain. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the whipped topping and the sour cream. Add in the coconut and mini marshmallows. Fold in the drained pineapple, oranges, and cherries. Add the pecans and gently stir to combine. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for about an hour before serving.