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Pistachio Ambrosia

 Pistachio Ambrosia
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
16-20 ServingsPrep: 10 min. + chilling


  • 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


  • 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.
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.