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Quick Ambrosia

 Quick Ambrosia
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
2 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.


  • 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


  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 188 calories, 4 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 32 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 2 g protein.