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Pistachio Ambrosia Recipe
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Pistachio Ambrosia Recipe

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For a fruity, satisfying dessert, we like this smooth and creamy pudding. Since the recipe makes a big batch, it's nice for a potluck. Try it the next time warm weather makes you crave a cool and slightly sweet treat. -Carol Lynn Chizzoniti, Holbrook, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES:16-20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES: 16-20 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cans (17 ounces each) fruit cocktail
  • 2 cans (20 ounces each) pineapple chunks
  • 2 cans (11 ounces each) mandarin oranges
  • 4 packages (3.4 ounces each) instant pistachio pudding mix
  • 2 cups (16 ounces) sour cream
  • 1 carton (12 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • Chopped pecans, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 159 calories, 7 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 82 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.

Directions

  1. Drain fruit cocktail, pineapple and oranges, reserving 3 cups juice. Set fruit aside; pour juice into a 4-qt. bowl. Add pudding mix and mix until smooth. Stir in sour cream. Add whipped topping and mix until smooth. Fold in fruit; chill for several hours. Top with pecans just before serving if desired. Yield: 16-20 servings.
Originally published as Pistachio Ambrosia in Taste of Home June/July 1995, p37

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 159 calories, 7 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 82 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.

Reviews for Pistachio Ambrosia(13)

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Reviewed Apr. 15, 2014

I have been making this Ambrosia for several years,for work or church and family get togethers! It is always on the top of the list of will you make...! By requesters it is known as the "Green Stuff" and I can't go to or have any function that they don't ask if there will be "green stuff" lol. It is very refreshing and loved!

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Reviewed Mar. 16, 2014

Love...love...love this recipe. Easy to make. I usually double it because it doesn't last long.

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Reviewed Nov. 23, 2013

I know this recipe as Watergate. It also often has marshmallows in it. Watergate/Pistachio Ambrosia - it's a tummy pleaser by either name!

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Reviewed Sep. 14, 2013

I looked for this recipe I remembered from when I was a little girl . I remembered something similar at our church picnics. However the recipe I remembered had colored mini marshmallows. I decided to make this and right before serving , I stirred in the marshmallows. It is delicious. I was not disappointed. Thank you for giving me a memory from my childhood. Making it again now for our dinner with some friends. :)

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Reviewed Mar. 1, 2013

My family and I love this recipe for our parties. Most eat this as a dessert. I use Canned fruit in its own juice.

and I use Low Fat sour cream and whipped toppings.Deeeelicious!

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