Cool Mandarin Dessert Recipe
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Cool Mandarin Dessert Recipe

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I've served this refreshing, pleasantly light citrus dessert for years. It is easy to make but looks so elegant. For special occasions, I put it in a crystal bowl to show off its pretty color. —Sue Murphy of Greenwood, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges
  • 2 packages (.3 ounce each) sugar-free orange gelatin
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 pint orange sherbet, softened
  • Fresh mint, optional

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1/2 cup) equals 134 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol, 462 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 7 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fruit.

Directions

  1. Drain oranges, reserving the juice, add enough water to juice to measure 1 cup. Refrigerate the oranges.
  2. In a large bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Stir in reserved juice. Add sherbet, stirring until dissolved. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until thickened.
  3. Keep 10 orange segments refrigerated for garnish. Fold remaining oranges into gelatin mixture; cover and refrigerate overnight. Just before serving, garnish with reserved oranges and mint if desired. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Cool Mandarin Dessert in Light & Tasty April/May 2001, p31

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1/2 cup) equals 134 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol, 462 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 7 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fruit.

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Reviewed Feb. 12, 2014

"Easy to make and SO good!"

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Reviewed May. 10, 2013

"omg, my mother used to make this 45yrs. ago. So refreshing! So glad to have the recipe."

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Reviewed Jul. 20, 2011

"This was great and refreshing. My husband loved it! Very simple to make. We will have this again. I will be sharing it with my Grandchildren."

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Reviewed Nov. 21, 2009

"GREAT!"

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