Prep Time

20 minutes

Cook Time



6 people

This contemporary update of the recipe uses fresh fruit and shaved coconut, and can almost be considered a palate cleanser, similar to a sorbet or light salad.

Why Try? At a large meal, this fresh-fruit version of Ambrosia provides a bright, refreshing contrast.

We love the taste and contemporary appearance of shaved sweetened coconut as an alternative to traditional shredded coconut.


  • 2 jars refrigerated red grapefruit in light syrup, drained
  • 3/4 cup large flake sweetened coconut
  • 6 seedless navel oranges
  • 3 cups fresh cored, peeled, refrigerated pineapple, chunked
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons cream sherry


  • 1 Using a sharp knife, cut away peel and white pith from oranges. Slice oranges into 1/8-inch wheels.
  • 2 Combine in large bowl with grapefruit and pineapple.
  • 3 Add coconut, sugar, salt and sherry and gently toss to blend.
  • 4 Chill, covered, at least one hour.



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