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Lynne Tolley's Holiday Ambrosia

Posted at 12:04 PM, Dec 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-13 13:36:11-05

Lynne Tolley from Miss Mary Bobo's Boarding House made Holiday Ambrosia, with a fresh new twist on a favorite holiday fruit dish. (See recipe below) For more information about Miss Mary Bobo's Boarding House in Lynchburg, or to make reservations, call (931)759-7394.

Traditional Holiday Ambrosia
makes 10 servings

8 large navel oranges

1/2 cup sugar

1 ½ cups grated coconut

Additional optional fruits: pineapple chunks, green grapes, kiwi slices, pomegranate seeds

Peel oranges and carefully remove the orange sections, cutting away all the white membrane. If you are in a hurry, just slice the peeled oranges into rounds, then in half. Toss with sugar and coconut in a large glass bowl. Chill before serving. Garnish with mint sprig in center of bowl.

More fruits you can add that are non-traditional:

Red grapes

Mandarin oranges





Tip: adjust the sugar to your liking or add Jack Daniel Tennessee Honey Whiskey in place of sugar