Heavenly Ambrosia Fruit Salad Recipe

November 16, 2013 by  
Filed under Holidays, Vegetables

This recipe is a holiday tradition at our house. Many recipes add mini-marshmallows, and you can if you like, but my family prefers just fruit. This ambrosia can be made the night before to allow the flavors to mingle. Add the coconut and pecans just before serving. If added early they will soften and discolor, but still taste good. You can use whatever fruits you desire for this recipe. You need enough citrus and pineapple juice to coat the apple and pear pieces. I like mine juicy.

Heavenly Ambrosia Recipe

English: a fruit salad Deutsch: ein Obstsalat

Heavenly Ambrosia Fruit Salad (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

6 naval oranges
2 tangarines
1 red grapefruit
1 15 ounce can of pineapple tidbits in juice
4 apples
2 pears
1 bunch seedless grapes
1 jar maraschino cherries
1 cup coconut (optional)
1 cup pecan halves (optional)
2 Tablespoons sugar (optional- taste before adding)

1. Remove peel, seeds, and membranes from oranges and grapefruit. Work over a large non-metal bowl so that juice is not lost. Cut pulp into bite size pieces.
2. Add pineapple and its juice. Core and dice apples and pears. Peel can be left on or off according to your preference.
3. Mix apples and pears into the juice of the oranges to coat. This prevents browning.
4. Halve grapes and add.
5. Add cherries and enough of the liquid to add a little color to the juices.
6. Mix all together and taste. If the juices are tart, add enough sugar just to sweeten slightly. It should not be very sweet.
7. Refrigerate until ready to serve. At serving time, mix in the coconut and/or pecans, or sprinkle on top of each serving for garnish.

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Overnight Pear Conserve

May 29, 2013 by  
Filed under Pickles

The Pear, Oregon's state fruit.

What to do with a bumper pear crop. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Pear Conserve
(overnight)

4 pounds very firm pears
4 pounds sugar
2 cups seedless raisins
2 tablespoons grated orange rind
1 cup orange juice
6 tablespoons lemon juice
Hot sterilized jars

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Easy Peach Cobbler

May 24, 2013 by  
Filed under Desserts

This is my favorite Peach Cobbler because it is so simple to make. You could use any fruit- cherries, blackberries, canned fruit cocktail is good. The finished cobbler is very moist.peachcobbler

1 large can of peaches or any fruit or sugar sweetened fresh fruit
1 cup self rising flour
1 cup milk
1 cup sugar
½ stick butter or margarine

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Put the ½ stick of butter into a shallow baking dish. Place into oven for butter to melt. When butter has melted remove from oven and swirl pan so that all of the pan bottom and sides are covered.
  3. Mix the flour, sugar, and milk together in a large bowl until mostly smooth, there will be a few lumps, that is ok.
  4. Pour the batter into the butter in the baking dish. Do not stir. The butter will pool a little in the corners.
  5. Spoon the fruit and its juice into the batter. Try to spread the peaches evenly over the batter, but do not stir.
  6. Bake at 350 for about 45 minutes until lightly browned. The batter will rise and cover the fruit.
  7. Serve hot or cooled.
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