Orange Delight Jello Salad

Onalee Austin

By
@Onalee

While there appears to be a huge variety of Orange Delight salads out there, I have yet to run across one made exactly the way we make it in our home. My mom received the recipe from a co-worker probably 40+ years ago. Even after a heavy meal, this is a really refreshing dessert. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!


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Serves:

8

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

5 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1 large
orange jello-o (or 2 small boxes)
2 c
boiling water
6 oz
frozen orange juice concentrate
8 oz
crushed pineapple (can be packed in juice or water - do not drain)
2 can(s)
mandarin oranges (11 oz ea) - drain
1 small
vanilla or french vanilla instant pudding (we have always preferred french vanilla)
8 or 9 oz
cool whip
1 c
cold milk

Directions Step-By-Step

1
For jello mixture:

Bring water to a boil, add Jell-O, stirring until clear. Remove from heat. Add frozen orange juice concentrate and stir until melted. Stir in mandarin oranges and pineapple. Pour into an 11 x 7 dish and refrigerate overnight or until the jello mixture has completely set.
2
For Topping:

Mix pudding with milk until it starts to set up. Be sure to use only 1 cup of milk, as listed in the ingredients. You don't want to make actual pudding. Fold in Cool Whip and spread over top of jello mixture.
3
Optional:

Put mandarin orange slices on top for color. Add crushed pecans for added texture, color, etc.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy