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Old 07-20-2011, 03:20 PM   #11
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Ambrosia


Ingredients

1 can (20 ounces) pineapple chunks
1 can (11 ounces) mandarin orange segments
1 firm large banana, sliced
1-1/2 cups seedless grapes
1 cup miniature marshmallows
1 cup flaked coconut
1/2 cup pecan halves or coarsely chapped nuts (Optional)
1 cup sour cream OR plain yogurt
1 tablespoon brown sugar

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1. Drain pineapple and orange segments (or use fresh instead of canned)

2. In large bowl, combine pineapple, orange segments, banana, grapes, marshmallows, coconut and nuts.

3. In a separate bowl, combine sour cream and brown sugar.

4. Stir sour cream mix into fruit mixture.

5. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Sour Cream and fruit? This I must try! Can I use all fresh fruit and say maybe honey?
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Old 07-20-2011, 03:24 PM   #12
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Snip13--Sour cream and fruit is amazing. This salad (I guess it's a salad) is one my mom always made. We only used canned fruit (and no bananas). But, there's no reason fresh wouldn't work, I don't think.
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Old 07-20-2011, 03:25 PM   #13
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Sour Cream and fruit? This I must try! Can I use all fresh fruit and say maybe honey?
I think I've seen about a hundred versions of Ambrosia. This is just my favorite. I make it without the nuts and serve it with the chopped nuts in small personal bowls on the side of each place setting.

The only thing to watch for is making it too runny. If you're careful with the amount of honey, it would work. Or, boost the amount of marshmallow to help control the thickness.

All fresh fruit is actually preferred, as it's the original method many decades ago in the deep south of the USA.

You can also make your own homemade marshmallow:
http://www.joyofbaking.com/candy/Hom...shmallows.html

This stuff is addictive. Best eaten alone so no one sees your sticky face and the amount you eat...
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Old 07-20-2011, 03:28 PM   #14
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Thanks :) I'll try it also minus the banana, I get really grossed out by raw bananas lol!
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Old 07-20-2011, 03:31 PM   #15
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Snip13--Sour cream and fruit is amazing. This salad (I guess it's a salad) is one my mom always made. We only used canned fruit (and no bananas). But, there's no reason fresh wouldn't work, I don't think.
Don't know why I've never tried it. Yogurt is sour milk so sour cream should be great :) Minus banana for me too!
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Thanks :) I'll try it also minus the banana, I get really grossed out by raw bananas lol!
You could lightly bread the raw banana and fry it first. As long as it's drained afterward, I don't see where that would do anything but alter the flavor a tad. Might be really good.

Also, I like to add some whipped marshmallow to it and mix it in real good before adding the tiny marshmallows. It gives it a more creamy texture after setting overnight.
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Old 07-20-2011, 03:41 PM   #17
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You could lightly bread the raw banana and fry it first. As long as it's drained afterward, I don't see where that would do anything but alter the flavor a tad. Might be really good.

Also, I like to add some whipped marshmallow to it and mix it in real good before adding the tiny marshmallows. It gives it a more creamy texture after setting overnight.
Sounds like a plan :) Banana chips could work too! I was made to eat banana by my father so I guess it's just a phobia I have lol ! Can't eat anything that made me sick before. Fried banana would make it creamy, yum!
What is whipped marshmallow?
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What is whipped marshmallow?
This stuff:
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We don't have that Stuff in Bots or SA :( I'll add some homemade marshmallows!
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i use micro, crockpot and briefly a skillet on the stove for sautéing chicken shrimp or just a burger pattie. i have Central air conditioning so that saves me. 90 here today. i think the heat has broken the weather site. stayed on 67 day and night for three days. it was still hot during the night and the air kicked in. scared to see the bill.
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