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Grandmother's Orange Salad Recipe
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Grandmother's Orange Salad Recipe

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Perfect for spring, this gelatin salad is slightly sweet and tangy, too. It adds beautiful color to any meal and appeals to appetites of all ages! When the weather starts turning warm, this cool, fruity salad is just right. —Ann Eastman Greenville, California
TOTAL TIME: PrepP 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:8-10 servings
TOTAL TIME: PrepP 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 8-10 servings


  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges
  • 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple
  • Water
  • 1 package (6 ounces) orange gelatin
  • 1 pint orange sherbet, softened
  • 2 bananas, sliced

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 161 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol, 55 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.


  1. Drain oranges and pineapple, reserving juices. Set oranges and pineapple aside. Add water to juices to measure 2 cups. Place in a saucepan and bring to a boil; pour over gelatin in a large bowl. Stir until gelatin is dissolved. Stir in sherbet until smooth.
  2. Chill until partially set (watch carefully). Fold in oranges, pineapple and bananas. Pour into an oiled 6-cup mold. Chill until firm. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Originally published as Grandmother's Orange Salad in Taste of Home April/May 1993, p35

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Reviewed Nov. 23, 2012

"I grew up surrounded by the old timers in my family who survived the depression era. They were fond of jello. The fondness continues on!"

Reviewed Jun. 5, 2011

"It was so easy (and quick) to make! It was wonderful. You do have to watch it carefully when it is chilling though, as it chills quite a bit faster than your typical jello salad. It is a great and colorful addition to a summer meal!"

Reviewed Oct. 10, 2009

"This is a standout jello! It's really easy to make and tastes terrific. With the orange sherbet, I think it would be just as good as a dessert as a side dish, especially in summer. As make-ahead dishes, jellos are great time-savers."

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