TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 12-14 servings


  • 3 packages (3 ounces each) orange gelatin
  • 2-1/4 cups boiling water
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1 quart orange sherbet, softened
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained and halved
  • Red and green grapes, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 126 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 43mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.


  1. Dissolve gelatin in water. Stir in sour cream until smooth. Mix in sherbet until melted. Chill until partially set. Fold in oranges. Pour into a 7-cup ring mold coated with cooking spray. Cover and chill 8 hours or overnight. Just before serving, unmold onto a platter; fill the center with grapes if desired. Yield: 12-14 servings.
Originally published as Orange Bavarian in Taste of Home April/May 1997, p67

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arethasymon User ID: 7849510 39232
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2014

"This was super easy to make and my family couldn't get enough! Did not last long..."

skywaitress User ID: 5434571 15620
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2012

"This is so good! Can serve it as a light refreshing dessert also. Love it!"

[email protected] User ID: 4015065 19180
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2011

"I made this today for a church potluck. My 6 year old grandson helped me pick out the recipe on the website, and with the shopping and stirring. We put it in a 9x13 pan, and put grape halves on the top. It was a hit! He has renamed it "Grandma's Special Orange Jello" and already requested it for the next family dinner. I used sugar free jello to cut down on the sugar a little bit. Thanks for a great recipe!"

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