Southern Ambrosia Apple Pie

Laura Yoder


This recipe takes some time but the end results are so worth the effort. It is a wonderful spin on a traditional apple pie. Enjoy!


★★★★★ 1 vote

45 Min


  • 1/2 c
    packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 c
    apple juice
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 4 c
    thinly sliced and peeled granny smith apples
  • 2 tsp
    lemon juice
  • 1
    9" baked pastry shell
  • 1
  • 2/3 c
    evaporated milk
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/2 c
    flaked coconut
  • 2 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp
    ground cinnamon

  • 1- 8oz.
    cream cheese
  • 1/2 c
  • 3/4 c
    chopped toasted pecans
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 8 oz
    thawed whipped topping
  • ·
    whole toasted pecans for garnish

How to Make Southern Ambrosia Apple Pie


  1. In a sauce pan over medium heat, bring brown sugar, apple juice, butter, cornstarch, and salt to a boil. Stir in apples and lemon juice; cook and stir over low heat until apples are crisp-tender, 5-8 minutes. Pour into pastry shell. In a small bowl, beat egg, milk, sugar, coconut, vanilla and cinnamon; mix well. Pour over apple miture. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minuts or until miture is set. Cool on a wire rack. For topping, beat the cream cheese and sugar in a mixing bowl. Stir in pecans and vanilla. Fold in whipped topping. Spread over pie. Garnish with pecans if desired. Chill for 4-6 hours.

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About Southern Ambrosia Apple Pie

Course/Dish: Pies
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Southern
Hashtags: #apple, #Ambrosia

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