Tropical Ambrosia Dessert Recipe
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Tropical Ambrosia Dessert Recipe

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This invigorating dessert from Marie Dietz of North Troy, Vermont combines citrus fruit, coconut, dates and nuts for a real taste of the tropics. You can skip the sugar and, if you like, add a little pineapple juice.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1/2 cup chopped pink grapefruit sections (about 1/2 medium grapefruit)
  • 1/2 cup chopped orange segments
  • 1 snack-size cup (4 ounces) pineapple tidbits, drained
  • 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons chopped dates
  • 2 tablespoons sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 175 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 20mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 4g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fruit, 1 fat.


  1. In two small serving dishes, layer the first six ingredients in the order listed; sprinkle with sugar if desired. Let stand for 5-10 minutes before serving. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Tropical Ambrosia in Cooking for 2 Winter 2006, p57

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