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Ambrosia Filling

Hands-on time 25 mins
Total time 8 hrs, 25 mins
Yield Makes about 2 1/4 cups
Made with orange segments and crushed pineapple, discover luscious Ambrosia Filling between each cake layer of Ambrosia Coconout Cake. 

Ingredients

  • 1 navel orange
  • 1 (8-oz). can crushed pineapple in juice
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon table salt
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 1 cup toasted sweetened coconut

How to Make It

  1. Grate zest from orange to equal 2 tsp. Peel and section orange; chop segments. Place orange and pineapple in a strainer, and drain. Whisk together sugar, cornstarch, and salt in a 3-qt. saucepan. Whisk in cream and egg yolks. Bring to a boil over medium heat, whisking constantly; boil 1 minute or until thickened. Remove from heat; whisk in butter and coconut extract. Stir in orange-pineapple mixture, coconut, and orange zest. Transfer to a bowl, place plastic wrap directly on filling, and chill 8 to 48 hours.