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Ambrosia Compote

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. + chilling


6-8 servings

This sparkling fruit salad is versatile and pretty enough for dessert. I like to vary the fruits ... and will sometimes top them off with a dollop of ginger-laced whipped cream or yuletide star fruit garnish.


  • 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple chunks
  • 3 medium navel oranges, peeled and sectioned
  • 3 medium firm bananas, sliced
  • 1 cup seedless red grapes
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut, divided
  • 1/2 cup ginger ale, chilled
  • 1 tablespoon sliced star fruit, optional


  1. Drain pineapple; reserving juice. In a large bowl, add the bananas, pineapple, grapes, oranges and half the coconut; pour reserved juice over the fruit; lightly toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for up to 4 hours.
  2. Just before serving, pour ginger ale over salad and sprinkle with remaining coconut. Serve with a slotted spoon. Garnish with star fruit if desired.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 185 calories, 5g fat (4g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 34mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (31g sugars, 4g fiber), 2g protein.

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