Pear-Blueberry Ambrosia with Creamy Lime Dressing

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


10 servings

Updated: Feb. 23, 2023
This dessert is delicious and decadent, yet is chock-full of healthy fruit with a creamy lime dressing; the blueberries provide a lovely pop of color. —Laura Stricklin, Jackson, Mississippi
Pear-Blueberry Ambrosia with Creamy Lime Dressing Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 carton (8 ounces) mascarpone cheese
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons grated lime zest
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 3 medium ripe pears, peeled and chopped
  • 3 medium ripe bananas, sliced
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cup chopped hazelnuts


  1. In a small bowl, mix mascarpone cheese, sugar, lime zest and lime juice. In a large bowl, combine pears, bananas and blueberries. Spoon cheese mixture over fruit; gently toss to coat. Sprinkle with hazelnuts. Refrigerate leftovers.
Test Kitchen Tips
  • You can often use lemon and lime juice and peel interchangeably in recipes to achieve a different flavor. To substitute orange, though, you’ll need to keep a little lemon or lime to spark up the flavor.
  • Tiramisu is often made with mascarpone, and the cheese filling is sometimes lightened by folding in whipped cream.
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  • Nutrition Facts

    3/4 cup: 218 calories, 14g fat (6g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 13mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 4g fiber), 3g protein.