The term “ambrosia” was originally used to describe the food of the gods in classical mythology. In the twentieth century Ambrosia came to mean a fruit salad, typically topped with whipped cream or marshmallows, which gained popularity in the southern United States. This heavenly treat is a Christmas tradition in many households, but its sweet and light composition also makes it the perfect end to a warm summer day.
Prep: 20 min.
- 3 large oranges
- 2 tbsp. sugar
- 2 tbsp. rum (optional)
- 1 cup pineapple chunks
- 1 star fruit, sliced
- 1 mango, pealed and sliced
- 1/2 cup toasted coconut
- 1 papaya, seeded and sliced lengthwise (optional)
- Whipped cream
1. Peel and section oranges over a small bowl to reserve juices. Stir sugar and rum, if using, into orange juice until sugar is dissolved. In a large mixing bowl combine the orange sections, pineapple chunks, star fruit slices, and mango and/or papaya slices; drizzle with orange juice mixture. Stir gently to coat. Cover and chill for 1 to 24 hours, stirring gently once or twice.
2. To serve, arrange a long slice of papaya in each dessert dish. With a slotted spoon lift fruit mixture into dishes atop the papaya slice. Top with whipped cream and sprinkle with toasted coconut.
This Recipe's Ingredients:Apple
Servings per Recipe:Amount per Serving
Calories from Fat:
Total Fat: 4.1g
Saturated Fat: 3.4g
Dietary Fiber: 4.1g
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