Recipe heavily adapted from the OU (Orthodox Union) website. You can substitute the ingredients for non-kosher items just what I did.
If you like deli-style ambrosia and you want this at your table on Thanksgiving day, this is your go to recipe-hands down!
Makes 6 cups.
2 small cans of mandarin oranges, drained
1 (16-oz.) can crushed pineapple, drained
1 small jar maraschino cherries
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
1 cup shredded coconut (optional)
3 cups miniature [kosher] marshmallows
3 cups of whipped cream [or pareve dessert topping]
⅓ cup of mayonnaise
1 (8 oz.) package of cream cheese [or pareve substitute], softened
¼ cup confectioner's sugar
Combine the whipped cream or whipped topping, mayonnaise, cream cheese, and sugar in a large bowl.
Beat until thoroughly blended.
Drain and chop the maraschino cherries.
Stir in the rest of the ingredients.
Chill at least two hours before serving.
Serve on a bed of lettuce. (Optional)