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A Dessert Fit For The Gods (And 2007): Ambrosia

In Greek mythology, ambrosia is considered the food of the gods. In modern society, ambrosia is a fruity dessert that I vaguely remember from my childhood Christmases. For some reason I've been thinking about ambrosia lately and wondered why, like the fruitcake, did it get exiled as a dessert? Like fashion, there are trends in food, and I say it's time to bring back the fruit salad-like ambrosia. The 1980s version was full of marshmallows, pineapple, whipping cream, and coconut and I say we make it a little more 2007 (translation: healthier) by letting the flavor of the fresh fruit dominate the dessert. Take a peak at the recipe and

From Cooking Light magazine

3 oranges
2 ruby red or pink grapefruit
2 cups strawberry halves
2 kiwifruit, peeled and cut into wedges
1/4 cup flaked sweetened coconut
1/4 cup dark rum
3 tablespoons brown sugar

  1. Peel and section oranges and grapefruit over a bowl; squeeze membranes to extract juice. Add sections to bowl; discard membranes.
  2. Stir in strawberries and remaining ingredients. Cover and chill.
  3. Serves 18 (serving size: 1/4 cup).

    NUTRITION PER SERVING: CALORIES 50(11% from fat); FAT 0.6g (sat 0.4g,mono 0.1g,poly 0.1g); PROTEIN 0.6g; CHOLESTEROL 0.0mg; CALCIUM 18mg; SODIUM 4mg; FIBER 1.9g; IRON 0.2mg; CARBOHYDRATE 8.9g

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