True Blood: Confederate Ambrosia

A review of Confederate Ambrosia from the True Blood Cookbook.

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Confederate Ambrosia by Mayor Sterling Norris

I’ve never made or had ambrosia before, so I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect for this one.  But I had to make this one.  It’s a popular salad in the Southern States around Christmas time, and it’s one of the recipes specifically mentioned in the show.


When a large number of people show up at the “Descendants of the Glorious Dead” meeting in church, Gran says “Good thing Myra made extra ambrosia!” And later, when addressing the assembly, there’s “ambrosia and tipsy cake for everyone.”20180217_210409

This recipe was VERY easy.  It only calls for 4 ingredients, and the only real effort is to chop up the pineapple and peel the oranges.

It was pretty good!  Not something I would probably make again, but we enjoyed it.  Honestly, it tasted exactly like you’d think: a very sweet combination of pineapple, orange, coconut, and maraschino cherry.


Taste: 8/10

It was good!  Didn’t blow me away, but we both thought it was tasty.  It’s very sweet, so if you don’t like a lot of sweetness I’d skip this one.

Difficulty: Easy

Just combine everything and refrigerate it for a couple of hours.  Easy peasy.

Cost: Average

We didn’t have maraschino cherries in the house already, so we had to purchase that along with the pineapple and oranges.

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