Life by Chocolate

Chocolate, white, milk, dark, in all its forms forms life. Chocolate truffles, caramels, and other confections are at the core of enjoyment. This is life by chocolate because death by chocolate is the wrong attitude.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Frog Eye Salad: Italian Pasta Ambrosia Dessert

Frog Eye Salad: This is the salad that Nancy made. I helped it along with the Orange Blossom Water and the Cinnamon. I used True Cinnamon or Ceylon Cinnamon. I forgot to take pictures. I'll do that next week and add the pictures later. This is easy and delish. Funny, I taught her how to make Dan Tat and she taught me how to make this great Italian dessert/salad.

With the Cool Whip, this is fat free, you can substitute whipped cream if you like but it is terrific, I can't believe I'm saying this, it is terrific with Cool Whip. Go for it.

1 cup acini de pepe
8 oz Mandarin oranges (or small can.)
8 oz crushed pineapple (or small can.)
8 oz chunked pineapple (or small can.)
(If you use canned fruit, reserve the juice and use what comes in the can, if you use fresh fruit then buy the needed juice.)
4 oz Mandarin Orange juice
6 oz Pineapple Juice
3 eggs
8 oz sugar
16 oz Cool Whip (1 tub)
1 T Orange Blossom Water
Cinnamon to taste as garnish

Boil water and cook pasta about 10 mins. Rinse. Set aside to cool.

Combine juice, eggs and sugar. Simmer the egg mixture until thickens. Take off the heat.

Combine fruit, egg mixture and pasta, folding gently. Cool for 3 hours in the refrigerator. Before serving fold in Cool Whip with the Orange Blossom Water. Garnish with cinnamon and serve. This is heavenly. Enjoy.

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