Ambrosia Recipe

This simple bowl of fruit has earned an important place at the Southern table.

8 to 10 servings


  • 12 navel oranges, peeled and sectioned

  • 1 fresh pineapple, peeled, cored, and cut into cubes

  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar

  • 1 cup freshly grated coconut

  • Garnish: orange rind curls


  1. Toss together fruit and powdered sugar in a large bowl.

  2. Place one-third fruit mixture in a serving bowl. Top with one-third coconut. Repeat layers twice. Cover and chill 2 hours. Garnish, if desired.

  3. Note: Three red grapefruit, peeled and sectioned, may be added to fruit mixture, if desired.

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