This easy ambrosia salad recipe is packed with pineapple, mandarin oranges, coconut and miniature marshmallows. This recipe was a staple in my grandmother's traditional Southern kitchen.
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container whipped topping
can mandarin oranges
can crushed pineapple
jar maraschino cherries
drained and cut in half (plus more for garnish)
In a large bowl, cream the cream cheese on low until smooth.
Add the whipped topping, a third at a time, mixing on low speed.
Stir in oranges, pineapple, cherries, coconut and marshmallows.
Spoon into serving bowl and garnish with chopped walnuts and cherries.
Substitute the walnuts for slivered almonds, if you prefer.