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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.

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Ingredients

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.

Instructions

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.

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.

Layering the bananas between the cranberry sauce and grapefruit keeps them from turning brown.

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Tags: Christmas, Easy, Quick, Desserts, New Year'S Eve, Thanksgiving

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