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Orange Charlotte Recipe

Orange Charlotte Recipe

"Mom prepared this light and fluffy citrus dessert whenever Dad grilled outdoors," recalls field editor Sue Gronholz of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. "It gave our meals a fresh-tasting finish!"
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling YIELD:10-12 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • 3/4 cup cold water
  • 3/4 cup boiling water
  • 1-1/2 cups orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar, divided
  • 2-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup mandarin oranges
  • 3 maraschino cherries

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine gelatin and cold water; let stand for 10 minutes. Add boiling water; stir until gelatin dissolves. Add juices, orange peel and 3/4 cup sugar. Set bowl in ice water until mixture is syrupy, stirring occasionally. Meanwhile, whip cream until soft peaks form. Gradually add remaining sugar and beat until stiff peaks form.
  • 2. When gelatin mixture begins to thicken, fold in whipped cream. Lightly coat a 9-in. springform pan with cooking spray. Pour mixture into pan; chill overnight.
  • 3. Just before serving, run a knife around edge of pan to loosen. Remove sides of pan. Garnish with oranges and cherries. Yield: 10-12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 297 calories, 18 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 68 mg cholesterol, 23 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.