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Old 12-12-2006, 05:44 PM   #11
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Now that sounds interesting Ella. Mmmm, sour cream and toasted coconut dressing mixed with fruit.




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Old 12-12-2006, 06:27 PM   #12
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Yes, Uncle Bob...my Grandmother did that and then she wondered why I would never even take a taste of her's!!!!!! I completely agree with your recipe!!!! Reminds me that I should make some up for this Christmas; hubby will be sooooo happy!!!
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Old 12-13-2006, 01:24 AM   #13
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dw makes ambrosia every summer for family gatherings. not a drop is ever left uneaten.

i know she uses fruit cocktail mixed with fresh fruit, mini marshmallows, and i think she whips some sour cream into the sweet whipped cream.

i'll have to suggest the coconut next year.
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Old 12-13-2006, 03:30 AM   #14
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I have a relative who used to make this when I was much younger at family barbecues. I have bad memories associated with this salad. She used to put marshmallows, coconut, jelly and tinned fruit together and call it a savory if it had sour cream and a sweet if it has whipped cream.
A salad without any vegetables just seems wrong to me.
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Old 12-13-2006, 03:31 AM   #15
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unless its a fruit salad - which is a desert
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Old 12-13-2006, 03:42 AM   #16
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what about tuna and chicken salad, lmj?

it seems wrong to me to add mayo to diced cooked chicken or tuna and call it a salad.
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Old 12-13-2006, 05:54 AM   #17
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We only use navel oranges and coconut in our ambrosia - with a bit of sugar to make the juices run. My grandmother made it this way and we have kept it up. Delicious and so simple.
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Old 12-14-2006, 05:06 AM   #18
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I cant say I have ever eaten tuna or chicken salad. So it is just chicken and mayo? Nothing else at all! Cant say I don't like it if I have never eaten it. Sounds more like a sandwich filling than a salad.
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Old 02-14-2007, 04:11 PM   #19
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We only use navel oranges and coconut in our ambrosia - with a bit of sugar to make the juices run. My grandmother made it this way and we have kept it up. Delicious and so simple.
just browsing around....

yep, this is the way my born-and-bred Memphis MIL makes it.
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Here's an ambrosia parfait recipe I'm tempted to try. . . It sounds like the presentation would be really pretty.

1 (14 ounce) can pineapple chunks, drained
2 (6 ounce) cans mandarin oranges, drained
2 apples, cored and cut into chunks
2 pears, cored and cut into chunks
1 1/2 cups red grapes (go for seedless)
1 cup blueberries
2 cups frozen whipped topping, thawed (I'd probably use real whipped cream)
1 (2 ounce) jar marshmallow cream
1 cup shredded sweetened coconut

In a large bowl, toss the pineapple chunks, mandarin oranges, apple and pear chunks, grapes and blueberries together.

In a separate bowl, whisk the whipped cream into the marshmallow cream.

Spoon 2 tablespoons of fruit into the bottom of 10 parfait glasses.

Add the whipped marshmallow mixture and sprinkle with coconut.

Keep repeating layers until the glass is full.
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