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Ambrosia Pudding

For a special way to round out a quick dinner, try this Ambrosia Pudding dessert. Serving it in a parfait glass showcases the layers. —Debbie Jones, California, Maryland
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    4-6 servings


  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 cups cold 2% milk
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1/4 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds


  • In a large bowl, whisk milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set. Add the honey, orange zest and vanilla. Fold in the whipped cream.
  • In individual dessert dishes, layer half of the pudding, banana slices, orange sections, coconut and almonds. Repeat layers. Chill.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 383 calories, 21g fat (12g saturated fat), 65mg cholesterol, 296mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (41g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.

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  • suejjj
    Dec 16, 2014


  • Marcedag
    Mar 28, 2013

    A little sweet. It may have been better with more bananas and leaving the oranges out all together. Not really sure, but I didn't enjoy it enough to make again.

  • daisey5
    Mar 17, 2013

    Left out the Almonds. This was very good.

  • jewelshome
    Mar 10, 2013

    I made half a recipe and ate it all myself. When I make a full recipe for friends I will be sure to drain the oranges well and to make the dessert the same day I plan to serve it.

  • Hellbent
    Mar 7, 2013

    great taste and wonderful cool and refreshing dessert that is not heavy. We all love it. will make this one of our favorites.

  • seadog97411
    Mar 7, 2013

    Omitted almonds. Yummy!