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Recipe
Retro Ambrosia

Retro Ambrosia

This is a classic American fruit salad dating back to the 50's, but with a contemporary reinterpretation that make for one "Kicked-Up" salad.

  • Yield: About 8 cups, 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup cream cheese, at room temperature (about 4 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 ripe pineapple, peeled, cored, and chopped (about 5 1/2 cups)
  • 3 oranges, peeled, and sliced (about 1 cup)
  • 2 grapefruit, peeled and sliced (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 cup toasted pecans (7 minutes at 350?F)
  • 1 cup toasted coconut (10 minutes at 350ËšF)

Directions

  • Combine the cream cheese, sour cream, brown sugar, and lemon juice in a large bowl. Whisk to blend. Add the pineapple, cherries, oranges, grapefruit, and pecans and stir to mix. Place in a serving dish, garnish with the coconut, and serve immediately.