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Always a southern family Christmas favorite.


  • navel oranges (full bag)
  • crushed pineapple (large can - do not drain)
  • red delicious apples
  • bananas
  • shredded coconut
  • pecans
  • marachino cherries
  • pineapple juice (large can)
  • confectioner's sugar (1lb)


  • peel the navel oranges with a knife, and then remove all the pulp and place in a separate bowl. the goal is to leave behind all seeds, skin and strings.
  • peel and dice the apples into small chunks.
  • cut the bananas into thin slices.
  • chop the pecans.
  • slice cherries into halves and keep juice to the side.
  • In the serving bowl, layer ingredients in the following order: oranges, sprinkle sugar, bananas, crushed pineapple, apple, coconut, pecans, cherries.
  • Repeat layers until the bowl is full.
  • From the side of the bowl, pour in the pineapple juice and pour the left over cherry juice (do not pour over the center).
  • Keep chilled when not being served.
  • Tip: ensure the apples and bananas are on a citrus layer, so they keep from turning brown and mushy.

Categories: Fruit  Misc. Dessert 

Author Credit: Dolores Lane

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