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Quick Ambrosia

AFTER RAISING four sons, it wasn't easy to scale down my cooking habits, so I ventured into some new recipes that didn't take a lot of time to prepare. This dessert has become a favorite for many of our meals. Fruit is a refreshing finale! -Eleanor Lock, Escondido, California
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 1/4 cup sweetened shredded coconut, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 1 orange, peeled and sectioned
  • 1 firm banana, sliced
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • Maraschino cherries, optional


  • Combine coconut and confectioners' sugar. Place orange sections and banana slices in two small bowls; pour orange juice over all. Sprinkle with coconut mixture. Chill or serve. Garnish with cherries if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 188 calories, 4g fat (4g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 32mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (31g sugars, 4g fiber), 2g protein.

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