Quick Ambrosia Recipe
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AFTER RAISING four sons, it wasn't easy to scale down my cooking habits, so I ventured into some new recipes that didn't take a lot of time to prepare. This dessert has become a favorite for many of our meals. Fruit is a refreshing finale! -Eleanor Lock, Escondido, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1/4 cup flaked coconut, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 1 orange, peeled and sectioned
  • 1 firm banana, sliced
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • Maraschino cherries, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 188 calories, 4g fat (4g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 32mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (31g sugars, 4g fiber), 2g protein


  1. Combine coconut and confectioners' sugar. Place orange sections and banana slices in two small bowls; pour orange juice over all. Sprinkle with coconut mixture. Chill or serve. Garnish with cherries if desired. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Quick Ambrosia in Reminisce July/August 1996, p45

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