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Classic ambrosia is spiced with peppercorns and is topped with sweetened coconut and maraschino cherries.

Recipe by Oxmoor House June 2007

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Recipe Summary

prep:
37 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
8 hrs
total:
8 hrs 47 mins
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Bring first 6 ingredients to a boil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla.

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  • Cover and let stand 30 minutes. Pour syrup through a wire-mesh strainer into a small bowl, discarding ginger and spices. Cool completely; chill.

  • Combine sectioned oranges and pineapple in a large bowl. Gently stir in chilled syrup. Spoon fruit and syrup into individual dessert dishes. Sprinkle with coconut, and top with cherries.

  • Make-Ahead Note: Prepare fruit. Seal in a zip-top freezer bag, and refrigerate overnight. Cover and chill ginger syrup overnight. Combine fruit and syrup before serving.

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