"The tradition of Italian cooking is that of the matriarch. This is the cooking of grandma. She didn't waste time thinking too much about the celery. She got the best celery she could and then she dealt with it."--Mario Batali

Ambrosia Recipe

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This recipe for Ambrosia, by , is from The Blackwell Family Cookbook Project, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Deb Sanders
Added: Friday, March 3, 2006


1 medium jar(can) mandarin orange-diced large
1 cup coconut
1 medium jar maraschino cherries-slice in half
1/2 cup raisins
1 medium/large apple-peeled,cored and dice
1/2 cup white grapes-slice in half
1/2 cup purple grapes-sliced in half
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup sliced almonds
1 medium/large banana-sliced in 1/8" rounds
lemon juice
1 tub Cool Whip

Pour some lemon juice into a bowl and dip banana and apple in it for a couple mintues to help from browning later.

Add all fruit and nuts into a large bowl and toss together. Mix in cool whip, cover & chill for at least 45 minutes.

You may add or subtract fruit and nuts as to your taste.




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