Tropical Breakfast Ambrosia

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Total Time
55mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 30 mins

A mix of tropical fruits and nuts to serve with your favorite eggs and thickly sliced toasted brioche or multigrain bread. Another great recipe from my new favorite casserole cookbook.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 12 cups fresh pineapple, "medium, peeled, cored, and cut into bite size pieces
  • 11 ounces mandarin oranges, canned and drained
  • 1 medium mango, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 cup frozen dark sweet cherries, thawed, pitted, unsweetened
  • 2 tablespoons Amaretto (optional)
  • 2 medium bananas, cut into 1/2 inch slices
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 12 cup macadamia nuts or 12 cup sliced almonds, chopped

Directions

  1. In a large bowl combine pineapple, oranges, mango, cherries, and amaretto.
  2. Transfer mixture to an ungreased 3-quart casserole.
  3. Bake in a 350 degree oven, uncovered for 15 minutes.
  4. Stir in bananas, sprinkle with coconut and macadamia nuts or sliced almonds. Bake for approximately 15 minutes or until fruit is heated through and coconut/nuts are golden brown.
  5. Serve warm, spooning liquid in bottom of casserole over fruit.
Most Helpful

5 5

Wow--this is incredible!! The fruit and nut flavors are fabulous together! I scaled the recipe down to 2 servings; used more cherries (1/3 cup of quartered cherries), less coconut (1/8 cup of unsweetened flaked coconut), 1/4 teaspoon of almond extract (we didn't have any Amaretto--but I'll try to get some for next time), and chopped macadamia nuts. And, because it was too hot to turn on the oven, I didn't bake it. What a forgiving recipe--it turned out great anyway! This one is definitely a keeper! Thanks for posting, Lauralie41!!

5 5

Except for the fact that I had to use canned pineapple, the recipe was followed & very much enjoyed ~ Now I'm waiting impatiently for a fresh pineapple which will make it even more special! ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL ~ Thanks for sharing it! [Tagged, made & reviewed for one of my Vegetarian groupmates in the Vegetarian/Vegan Recipe Swap #6]

5 5

Wonderful!! I technically didn't make it, DH did on Mother's Day...So you can bet recipe was followed step by step! (I'm pretty sure there were at least a 1/2 cup nuts left...after cook kept coming out of kitchen with mouthful! lol) The only change I would make...is add the banana after baking. DH served this with waffles for breakfast. YUMMY! Thank you Lori!!