Coconut Ambrosia Fruit SaladEvery Christmas my mother would make Ambrosia and it was absolutely my favorite Christmastime treat. I think it was her’s, too! She would sometimes mix the recipe up given what was readily available. The grapes could be green and/or red, and she would often add marischino cherries for more festive color. But, here’s the basic recipe for delicious Ambrosia.


1 cup orange juice
2 (11oz) can mandarin oranges
1 (8oz) can pineapple chunks, undrained
½ cup seedless red grapes, halved
½ cup shredded coconut
½ cup chopped pecans


Combine juice, orange sections, pineapple, and grapes, stirring gently to blend. Refrigerate until serving time. Fold in coconut and pecans just before serving.

This Ambrosia Recipe serves 6.

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