Cherry Ambrosia

Cherry Ambrosia

Serves 10 to 12

A crowd-pleasing dessert in its own right, we love this fresh cherry ambrosia over ice cream, too. For maximum efficiency, grill the cake over coals you used earlier to cook your dinner.

  • 1 angel food cake or small plain pound cake, cut into 1-inch slices
  • Canola oil cooking spray
  • 1 1/2 pounds (about 6 cups) cherries, pitted and halved
  • 2 bananas, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups flaked unsweetened coconut
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice, more to taste
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Preheat a grill for medium heat cooking. Very lightly oil the cake slices with cooking spray, then grill until browned and marked, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Place on a cutting board and cut into 1-inch cubes.

In a very large bowl, combine cherries, bananas, coconut and orange juice and toss to coat. Add cake cubes and toss just until coated. Add a few more tablespoons orange juice to further moisten the cake if desired.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:Serving size: will depend on cake used, 300 calories (70 from fat), 8g total fat, 7g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 190mg sodium, 55g carbohydrate (4g dietary fiber, 15g sugar), 5g protein

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