ambrosia [am-broh–zhuh] noun
A classic dessert hailing from the American south. There are many combinations of ingredients but most cooks and historians agree that fresh orange sections and coconut are the two must-haves for ambrosia. The dessert consists of orange segments, fresh shaved coconut and perhaps some fresh orange juice. From there, variations add toasted pecans, pineapple, grapes, bananas or even miniature marshmallows. Often prepared around Christmastime.