Baked Fruit Ambrosia Salad Recipes for Health Troubles

By | November 13, 2008

Baked Fruit Ambrosia

The recipe for baked fruit ambrosia mentioned below is a very low calorie recipe. This delicious recipe can be ready to serve in less than 25 minutes. Serves two.

Baked Fruit Ambrosia Ingredients:

1 medium orange
¼ teaspoon orange peel, shredded finely
½ ounce canned pineapple, drained well
1 tablespoon coconut, shredded
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon, ground
For garnish:
Raspberries (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degree Fahrenheit.
  2. Peel and separate each orange slice. Remove all the white threads to give the orange a clean look.
  3. Equally divide orange and pineapple slices into two portions. Place each portions in two, 6 ounce custard cups. Sprinkle both the cups with orange peels and cinnamon equally. On the top place shredded coconut.
  4. Place the cups in the preheated oven and bake for about 15 minutes. When the coconut on top turns golden brown and when the fruit is warm enough remove from the oven.
  5. You may garnish both the servings with fresh raspberries if desired. Serve warm.

Health tip:

  • This vegetarian, diabetes friendly recipe provides just 65 calories per serving and 1 gm of fat and protein each. The fiber content of this recipe is 2 gm. Fiber from fruits and vegetables has multiple health benefits such as relieving constipation and providing protection against heart diseases and digestive disorders.
  • This is also a low sodium recipe and can be safely consumed by people with high blood pressure problems or cardio vascular disease. Each serving of baked fruit ambrosia provides as low as 12 gm sodium.
  • Serve this recipe warm. Don’t allow it to stand at room temperature as the fruits may leak water and make the recipe unpalatable.
  • You may substitute orange or pineapple, either one or both with any other fruit of your choice to make baked fruit ambrosia, depending on the seasonal availability.
  • To make the recipe healthier you may use fresh pineapple instead of canned, depending on its seasonal availability.
  • This can be a perfect mid morning or mid evening snack. Instead of eating fried snacks or junk foods baked fruit ambrosia can be a perfect choice to satisfy your hunger pangs.
  • Avoid eating this dish as a dessert or immediately after your meals as this recipe’s main ingredients are fruits. Fruits should be eaten with a minimum gap of either 2 hour before or after your meals. This is because fruits have simple carbohydrates and can be easily digested than compared to the complex carbohydrates in whole grain cereals and pulses.