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Old 11-22-2004, 01:18 AM   #1
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everyone has a secret to their ambrosia, what's yours?



A friend of ours make ambrosia every year at Thanksgiving. Her's contains, but isn't limited to, banana's, marachino cherry's, oranges, coconut and the sauce is a flavor that I can only assume is cool whip or maybe the real thing being whipped cream, mixed with vanilla pudding mix, as it jells up a bit when set. How do you make yours and what is your secret? Care to share?

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Old 11-22-2004, 01:59 AM   #2
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I guess the closest thing I make to it is this recipe - gosh, there are so many versions - this is the only ambrosiaesque thing that I really like:

Somehow I lost my recipe but it's normally called Frog Eye Salad (I know, weird but good anyway!!)
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Old 11-22-2004, 03:22 PM   #3
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Many many variations. The secret is to me is DRAINING OVERNIGHT in a colander in the refrigerator the mandarin oranges and pineapple, get all that liquid out before mixing up again with others fruits and creams because it will make its own juice again.
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Old 11-22-2004, 05:14 PM   #4
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My secret is to not eat it. Sorry, just don't like coconut.
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Old 11-22-2004, 05:49 PM   #5
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Mayo and cool whip is my secret
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Old 11-22-2004, 05:53 PM   #6
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mudbug - you could very easily to the Frog Eye salad without the coconut - it is very refreshing - and great for breakfast like someone else mentioned! LOL
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Old 11-22-2004, 06:01 PM   #7
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I do not think there is any SET recipe, you can use what ever fruit you like. Personally, I prefer berries, apples, cantelope, pineapple, green grapes and the do need to be drained and the coconut must be toasted and sprinkled on top, not mixed in. Liquor can be added with the creme fresche or sour cream, Creme de Cassis or triple sec. Do not like it with whipped cream or the dream whip stuff.
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Old 11-22-2004, 11:13 PM   #8
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I think I'll probably do one of each fruit:
gala or fuji apple
orange supremes from a real orange
banana
pineapple small can (chunks) drained
a handful of green grapes
a handful of red seedless grapes
a bosc pair
then do a combo of mayo, whipped cream, creme fresh and then look at the consistency.
I can toast the coconut and sprinkle it ontop.
sounds like something I'd like just a little of as a side dish that I've never made.
I'm always up for something new.
my son is making two pies, he had to call me and tell me that, so cute.
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Old 11-23-2004, 02:29 AM   #9
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I like doing mine with chopped apple, pineapple, toasted pecans, mini marshmallows, coconut, cherries, raisins and whipped cream. I like to soak the apples in the pineapple juice for a bit to keep them from oxidizing. It's kind of like a cross between ambrosia and waldorf salad, but hey...we like it! :D
Don't think I will be making any this week though. I already have my hands full with other stuff.
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my grandmother used whipped cream and marshmallow fluff
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