Ambrosia Fruit Recipe
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Ambrosia Fruit Recipe

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You can capture the flavor of fresh fruit anytime of year with this recipe. With its combination of canned pineapple, fresh apples and flaky coconut, it's the perfect to rely on no matter the season.—Marsha Ransom, South Haven, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple tidbits
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 2 medium oranges
  • 2 medium unpeeled apples, diced
  • 1 tablespoon sweetened shredded coconut

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 129 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 7mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein.


  1. Drain pineapple, reserving 1/4 cup juice in a saucepan, set pineapple aside. Add brown sugar and orange peel to the juice; heat until sugar dissolves. Peel and section oranges into a large bowl, reserving any juice; add the apples and pineapple. Add pineapple juice mixture and stir gently. Chill. Just before serving, sprinkle with coconut. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Ambrosia Fruit in Taste of Home October/November 1994, p19

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t-macka User ID: 1174815 199803
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2012

"My mother always added grapefruit sections and peeled grapes to this as well as the other fruits and coconut. I loved it."

Aquarelle User ID: 985301 8640
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2007 Edited Jan. 6, 2008

"This made an excellent accompaniment to a Christmas morning brunch of quiche Lorraine and pecan caramel rolls. I added a sliced banana."

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