Ambrosia…in Greek mythology, it’s known as “the food of the Gods” and was thought to bestow immortality to all those who partook of this divine food.
About 30 years ago, my future husband and I were visiting his Grandmother in Georgia before Christmas and she made Ambrosia for us. This was the beginning of my love affair with this delicious indulgence. After my husband and I married, it became a tradition for him to make Ambrosia to serve at our Christmas morning breakfast.
Ambrosia can be made with basically any fruits that you would like to use, but oranges are a must have ingredient. Chopped pecans or walnuts can also be added. Some people like to add in sliced bananas, grapes or cherries, but we like to keep it simple with basically oranges and coconut.
Start out by putting sectioned pieces of oranges and the orange juice in a bowl. Add in some coconut and any other fruits and chopped nuts that you like. Then add in sugar to taste and …voila, you have Ambrosia. How simple is that!
Do you make Ambrosia? What fruits do you like to add to it?
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