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Ambrosia Fruit

You can capture the flavor of fresh fruit anytime of year with this recipe. With its combination of canned pineapple, fresh apples and flaky coconut, it's the perfect to rely on no matter the season.—Marsha Ransom, South Haven, Michigan
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple tidbits
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 2 medium oranges
  • 2 medium unpeeled apples, diced
  • 1 tablespoon sweetened shredded coconut


  • Drain pineapple, reserving 1/4 cup juice in a saucepan; set pineapple aside. Add brown sugar and orange zest to the juice; heat until sugar dissolves. Peel and section oranges into a large bowl, reserving any juice; add the apples and pineapple. Add pineapple juice mixture and stir gently. Chill. Just before serving, sprinkle with coconut.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 129 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 7mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein.

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  • MarineMom_texas
    Sep 15, 2019

    This recipe is super easy as well as delicious and the only thing I did was to add some grapes for color. I like my dishes to have lots of color. I added the coconut just before serving but it could be left off if you have some who do not love it. I made no other changes. Volunteer Field Editor

  • LindaS_WI
    May 24, 2017

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  • maritab
    Apr 24, 2013

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  • t-macka
    Nov 6, 2012

    My mother always added grapefruit sections and peeled grapes to this as well as the other fruits and coconut. I loved it.

  • rogenesbitt
    Jul 18, 2008

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  • Aquarelle
    Dec 25, 2007

    This made an excellent accompaniment to a Christmas morning brunch of quiche Lorraine and pecan caramel rolls. I added a sliced banana.

  • FriedaG
    Aug 1, 2007

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