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Mom’s Orange Jello Salad - Recipe #195
Mom’s Orange Jello Salad
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Apr 27, 2016      Comments:  2      Replies:  2     
1 box of orange jello (6 ounces), you can substitute sugar free if you wish just use 6 ounces of dry jello
6 ounces of frozen orange juice concentrate, I could not find a 6 ounce can, they were all 12 ounces so, measure out 3/4 cup. Make juice with the leftovers or put back into the freezer for the next jello salad
1 can of crushed pineapple (20 ounces), do not drain
2 cans of mandarin oranges (15 ounces), drained
Whip cream, optional
I grew up eating this jello salad as a child in the late 1960’s. My Mom made this salad a lot. This is definitely a 60’s retro recipe. Back in the day, meals, especially holiday meals had jello salads on the table. I usually do not like fruit in jello but since it’s crushed pineapple and mandarin oranges, I do make the exception here. You will find this orange jello salad tangy, light and refreshing. Enjoy this blast from the past.
Pour dry jello in a 13 x 9 pan. Bring 2 cups of water to a boil. I used a Pyrex measuring cup and microwaved it for about 3 minutes. Pour boiling water in jello pan and whisk until dissolved. Add your frozen orange juice concentrate. I cut it up so it would dissolve faster. Next mix in your crushed pineapple, whisking to blend and lastly add the mandarin oranges. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate until set. This makes a great addition to any family meal as a side dish or even as a light dessert.
Nettie Sebastian      September 10, 2016 at 1:50 am                       
It will fit right in with my covered dish for church , thanks
Tampa Cake Girl      September 10, 2016 at 1:59 am           
That sounds awesome. As always, it’s my pleasure Nettie!
Christine Stephens      April 27, 2016 at 4:14 pm                       
This is so good. My mom made something like this, so refreshing. Hugs

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Tampa Cake Girl      April 27, 2016 at 4:15 pm           
Thank you Christine. I have enjoyed eating this. Brought back many happy memories. Hugs!