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Ambrosia (fruit salad)

The question remains, is Ambrosia served with a meal, or is it a dessert? Made with fresh and canned fruit, marshmallows, yogurt, coconut, and pecans – indeed, it is served with a meal. Ambrosia is undoubtedly a childhood favourite for many people.

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Ambrosia (fruit salad)

The question remains, is Ambrosia served with a meal, or is it a dessert? Made with fresh and canned fruit, marshmallows, yogurt, coconut, and pecans – indeed, it is served with a meal. Ambrosia is undoubtedly a childhood favourite for many people.

Ingredients

Scale

1 can ( 540ml |19 ounces) pineapple chunks in juice*

1 can (284 ml | 10 ounces) mandarin orange segments in syrup

1 firm, large banana peeled, sliced

1 ½ cups grapes

1 cup miniature white marshmallows

1 cup flaked coconut

½ cup pecan halves or coarsely chopped nuts (optional)

1 cup sour cream or plain Greek yogurt

1 tablespoon brown sugar

Instructions

Step 1: Drain pineapple and orange segments.
Step 2: In a large bowl, combine pineapple, orange segments, banana, grapes, marshmallows, coconut, and nuts.
Step 3: In a bowl, combine sour cream and brown sugar
Step 4: Combine sour cream and brown sugar mixture with the fruit in the bowl.
Step 5: Refrigerate, covered, for 1 hour or overnight.

Notes

FYI: 19 ounces roughly equal to 2 ½ cups – pineapple with juice. You can find 19 ounces No-Name brand at Loblaws/Superstore and their affiliates.

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Admittedly the Queen of Typos, Cyndi Mills strives for none, but one or two always seems to slip in. She apologizes! Over the last 29 years Cyndi has had the opportunity to move around the country with her husband, Scott and their four children. Having lived in Chilliwack, Edmonton, London, and Petawawa. She stumbled into the world of journalism by accident – looking for a career that could give her the flexibility to work from home to be with her children and support her husband's military career. Cyndi is also a military parent as her two oldest children are in the military. Raising her third and fourth teenagers, she tries to keep sane by walking, gardening, writing, and spending time with her family while running Canadian Military Family Magazine.

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