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Cool Mandarin Dessert

 Cool Mandarin Dessert
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
10 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling


  • 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


  • Drain oranges, reserving the juice, add enough water to juice to
  • measure 1 cup. Refrigerate the oranges.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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.