Monday, December 13, 2010

12 Days of Christmas Sweets: Orange Coconut Ambrosia

This is my dad's favorite holiday dish. His mom made it for years and before that her mom made it for years. The more difficult way to make it is to use a fresh coconut, which is how my grandmother always made it. Though it always reminds him of the 1950s,  it is a fresh addition to a holiday dessert buffet today.

Orange Coconut Ambrosia
5 large naval oranges, segmented and cut into pieces
1 fresh coconut, grated OR 1 package fresh frozen coconut
1/2 cup - 3/4 cup sugar (to taste)

Mix all the ingredients together and chill, overnight preferred.

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