Creamy Citrus Salad Recipe

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This crowd-pleasing salad frequently appeared on the table while I was growing up. But with my four brothers, it never lasted long! The flavors are a nice addition to any meal.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:12-14 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 12-14 servings


  • 1 package (6 ounces) orange gelatin
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 can (6 ounces) frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • 2 cans (11 ounces each) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1 cup cold milk
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant lemon pudding mix
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 196 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 127mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water; stir in orange juice concentrate. Cool until partially set. Fold in oranges and pineapple. Pour into an greased 13-in. x 9-in. dish. Chill until firm.
  2. In a small bowl, beat milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes; fold in cream. Spread over gelatin. Chill for 30 minutes. Yield: 12-14 servings.
Originally published as Creamy Citrus Salad in Home-Style Soups, Salad and Sandwiches Cookbook 1996, p76

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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sgronholz User ID: 1473861 22622
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2013

"When I was a child, my great aunt always made this salad for family get-togethers. Now that I have my own family, I know why it was one of her favorites to make: not only does it taste great, but it's quick and easy too!"

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