Ambrosia Compote Recipe
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Ambrosia Compote Recipe

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This sparkling fruit salad is versatile and pretty enough for dessert. I like to vary the fruits ... and will sometimes top them off with a dollop of ginger-laced whipped cream or yuletide star fruit garnish.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple chunks
  • 3 medium navel oranges, peeled and sectioned
  • 3 medium firm bananas, sliced
  • 1 cup seedless red grapes
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut, divided
  • 1/2 cup ginger ale, chilled
  • 1 tablespoon sliced star fruit, optional

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 185 calories, 5g fat (4g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 34mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (31g sugars, 4g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. Drain pineapple; reserving juice. In a large bowl, add the bananas, pineapple, grapes, oranges and half the coconut; pour reserved juice over the fruit; lightly toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for up to 4 hours.
  2. Just before serving, pour ginger ale over salad and sprinkle with remaining coconut. Serve with a slotted spoon. Garnish with star fruit if desired. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Ambrosia Compote in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2003, p15

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debpenns User ID: 5553562 257359
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2016

"made this for Thanksgiving family loved it light and tasty great change from the heavier ones!"

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