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Re: Ambrosia type recipe request

@kate2357 :  Well, you did it again - love, love, love this recipe. Thank you.

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An odd coincidence ... the A&P has an article about Ambrosia out today. It goes over a bit of the history ... goes back to the late 1800's and was originally a dish the "rich" had because the ingredients used were once rare/expensive. Once items like oranges and coconut became more available, us common folk started making this dish.

 

Debates between coconut or no coconut ... toasted or not ... sour cream or whipped cream ... marshmallow or not ... what size marshmallows ....etc etc have gone on since the beginning.

 

Basically, ambrosia is like meatloaf ... EVERYONE has their own version. Smiley Happy

 

 

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Re: Ambrosia type recipe request

That would be so good over a small slice of lemon pound cake or angel food cake!

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@kate2357 wrote:

This is my ambrosia recipe, but picture is from Insanely Good Recipe siteI usually make the night before.

 

Ambosia

 

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Ingredients

1 8 oz cream cheese

1 16 oz sour cream

2 cans 10.5 - 12 oz (small) mandarin oranges, drain, but save juice

1 20 oz can chunk pineapple (small or large chunks), drained

1/2 of 10 oz bag of mini marshmallows

1 7 oz bag of shredded/flaked coconut

2 oz (optional) Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge (orange) Liqueur

 

Instructions

Toast the coconut on sheet pan until golden brown. Let cool

 

Cream the sour cream and cream cheese w/ 2 oz of Grand Marnier or the juice from the mandarin oranges. (Add additional mandarin orange juice to get to desired consistency after you've added the items below).

 

Fold in the drained pineapple, mandarin oranges, marshmallow and 3/4 of the coconut to the sour cream and cream cheese.

 

Put ambrosia in your serving dish and top w/ the remaining toasted coconut.

 

This salad can be made the day before (it's yummy). 3-5 day shelf life when refrigerated.


@kate2357  This looks like the ambrosia my Mom used to make, minus the liqueur. It's delicious and so easy to make! 

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@Eileen in Virginia 

The adult version. Smiley Happy I leave out when all the grandbabies are with us.

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Re: Ambrosia type recipe request

Many thanks to you all for sharing your recipes  you're the best Smiley Happy  I was planning to hop back on yesterday afternoon but ended up trying to sleep off a migraine.   

 

These all sound wonderful!