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Florida Ambrosia

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Dessert with a-peel (NC) - In Greek and Roman mythology, ambrosia meant 'food of the Gods', and this delicious dessert certainly lives up to its name. Present this beautiful fruit mixture on airy meringue shells or angel-cake slices for a heavenly dessert after a heavy meal.

The Florida citrus products bring this dessert to life. Florida's unique sandy soil and subtropical climate help produce top quality crops and choosing Florida citrus products will ensure fresh produce, great taste and a show stopping dessert.


  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon finely shredded Florida orange peel
  • 1 cup Florida orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 3 Florida oranges, peeled, sliced, and seeded
  • 2 Florida grapefruits, peeled, sectioned, and seeded
  • 1 cup halved seedless green and/or red grapes
  • 6 angel-cake wedges or meringue shells


In a small saucepan stir together sugar and cornstarch. Stir in orange peel and orange juice. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Remove sauce from heat; stir in lemon juice. Cover; let cool.

Meanwhile, in a 1 1/2 quart glass bowl, combine oranges, grapefruit, and grapes. Pour orange sauce over all. Cover; chill up to 6 hours. To serve, spoon mixture over cake wedges or into meringue shells.

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