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|Orange Creamsicle Dessert|
This no-bake dessert is easy to make and tastes exactly like an orange creamsicle pop!
The recipe on the link party was contributed by Wanda of Memories By The Mile. I was surprised when she said this is actually classified as a salad!
|Tastes just like a creamsicle pop|
Salad or dessert, it’s spectacular. To me, it tasted like an orange creamsicle pop which I’ve always loved since I was a kid, so I gave this a new name because I think it’s a bit more descriptive of the flavor–at least to me.
I’m certain that sugar-free products and reduced-fat products can be substituted here. I don’t recommend fat-free products since sometimes what’s put in to replace the fat doesn’t play nice with other ingredients. However, you’re fairly safe with the reduced varieties.
|Attractive presentation too|
I used a Pyrex pan for this. You can use stoneware/ceramic as well, but I wouldn’t use metal because of the acidity here and it may produce a dessert with a metallic flavor.
Orange Creamsicle Dessert
- 1 box 4-serving size orange gelatin dessert mix (i.e. Jello)*
- 1 cup boiling water
- 1 8 oz can crushed pineapple
- 3 oz frozen concentrated orange juice
- 2 11 oz cans mandarin orange sections
- 1 8 oz tub whipped topping*
- 1 box yellow cake mix 4-serving size instant lemon pudding*
- 1 cup milk*
- *Reduced fat/sugar-free/reduced calorie products may also be used.
- Add package of gelatin to a medium bowl. Pour in boiling water and stir until gelatin is dissolved. Stir in the frozen orange juice concentrate; stir till that’s dissolved.
- Drain 1 can of mandarin oranges; add the sections to the gelatin. Add the pineapple–the entire can including the juice. Stir.
- Pour into an 11 x 7-inch pan (preferably a glass one). Place in refrigerator until gelatin is set.
- When gelatin is set, prepare topping:
- In a medium bowl, add the lemon pudding mix and the milk. Whisk until pudding is thick. Fold in the whipped topping. Spread topping on the set gelatin. Refrigerate for about 2 hours.
- Drain the remaining can of mandarin oranges and place across the top of the dessert before serving.
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