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Ambrosia Pecan Pie

Orange peel and coconut combine with pecans to make this a truly special and rich-tasting dessert. It always wins compliments at Christmas dinner. —Bernadine Stine, Roanoke, Indiana
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 3 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped pecans
  • 2/3 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 unbaked pastry shell (9 inches)


  • In a large bowl, beat the eggs, corn syrup, sugars, orange juice, butter, orange zest and salt until well blended. Stir in pecans and coconut.
  • Pour into pastry shell. Bake at 350° for 50-60 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Cover edges with foil during the last 15 minutes to prevent overbrowning if necessary. Cool on a wire rack.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 523 calories, 31g fat (9g saturated fat), 92mg cholesterol, 249mg sodium, 62g carbohydrate (38g sugars, 3g fiber), 6g protein.

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