Fluffy Orange Gelatin Pie Recipe
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Fluffy Orange Gelatin Pie Recipe

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From DeRidder, Louisiana, Frann Clark shares this exceptionally light citrus dessert that practically melts in your mouth. "This is so easy that kids can help prepare it," she says.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 can (15 ounces) mandarin oranges
  • 1 package (3 ounces) orange gelatin
  • 1 can (5 ounces) evaporated milk, chilled
  • 1 reduced-fat graham cracker crust (8 inches)
  • 1 medium navel orange, sliced

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 202 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 140mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fruit, 1 fat.


  1. Drain liquid from oranges into a measuring cup. Add enough water to measure 1 cup; set oranges aside. Pour liquid into a saucepan; bring to a boil. Stir in gelatin until dissolved.
  2. Transfer to a large bowl; place mixer beaters in bowl. Cover and refrigerate until mixture becomes syrupy.
  3. Add milk. Beat on high speed until nearly doubled. Fold in mandarin oranges. Pour into crust. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours or until set. Garnish with orange slices. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Fluffy Orange Gelatin Pie in Light & Tasty February/March 2003 , p45

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Brenda MH User ID: 4949513 87090
Reviewed Jun. 2, 2013

"The mandarin oranges really make this recipe good. It's not a very sweet dessert- I think maybe next time I'd add a bit of sugar. Although the crust was good, I think that a Nilla wafer crust would actually blend better with the flavors than a graham crust."

joniep User ID: 6311613 54373
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2012

"keith, check Fluffy key lime pie (same site), they use cool whip in that, sure you can subsitute for the evap. Good luck"

keith821 User ID: 972424 38766
Reviewed May. 7, 2009

"Does anyone think that 'cool whip' type product could be used instead of evaporated milk?

My family does not care for the taste of it."

badgergirl User ID: 2400926 46021
Reviewed May. 16, 2008

"I used a regular crust, rather than graham cracker, and it was fine. I also reduced the amount of evaporated milk because I think it often tastes strange in fruity pies."

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