Seven-Layer Cranberry Ambrosia
Our Seven-Layer Cranberry Ambrosia recipe is 7 layers of fun texture and exploding flavor. Don't for get the coconut and nuts over top the ambrosia for added crunch.
FOR THE CRANBERRY SAUCE, BOIL:
FOR THE AMBROSIA, LAYER:
To prevent the ambrosia from being watery, drain grapefruit segments for up to 30 minutes before layering.
For the cranberry sauce, boil granulated sugar, water, cinnamon stick, and 2 Tbsp. mint in a saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring until sugar dissolves.
Add cranberries; simmer until berries burst and sauce thickens, about 8 minutes. Let sauce cool to room temperature, 20 minutes, stir in remaining 2 Tbsp. mint, and transfer to a 3-qt. trifle dish.
For the ambrosia, layer bananas, grapefruit, and pineapple on top of cranberry sauce.
Whisk together sour cream, brown sugar, and vanilla in a bowl. Fold in marshmallows. Top ambrosia with sour cream mixture, spread to edges of bowl, cover, and chill 2 to 24 hours.
Sprinkle coconut and nuts over top of ambrosia and serve.
Cook cranberries just until they start to burst. The mixture will be a little thin, but thickens as it cools.
Layering the bananas between the cranberry sauce and grapefruit keeps them from turning brown.
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 20mg 6%
Sodium 63mg 2%
Carbs 66g 22%
Fiber 4g 16%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.