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Ambrosia Pudding Recipe
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Ambrosia Pudding Recipe

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For a special way to round out a quick dinner, try this Ambrosia Pudding dessert. Serving it in a parfait glass showcases the layers. —Debbie Jones, California, Maryland
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4-6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4-6 servings


  • 2 cups cold 2% milk
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1/4 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 383 calories, 21 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 65 mg cholesterol, 296 mg sodium, 47 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, whisk milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set. Add the honey, orange peel and vanilla. Fold in the whipped cream.
  2. In individual dessert dishes, layer half of the pudding, banana slices, orange sections, coconut and almonds. Repeat layers. Chill. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Originally published as Ambrosia Pudding in Taste of Home April/May 1993, p13

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Reviewed Mar. 28, 2013

"A little sweet. It may have been better with more bananas and leaving the oranges out all together. Not really sure, but I didn't enjoy it enough to make again."

Reviewed Mar. 17, 2013

"Left out the Almonds. This was very good."

Reviewed Mar. 10, 2013

"I made half a recipe and ate it all myself. When I make a full recipe for friends I will be sure to drain the oranges well and to make the dessert the same day I plan to serve it."

Reviewed Mar. 7, 2013

"great taste and wonderful cool and refreshing dessert that is not heavy. We all love it. will make this one of our favorites."

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