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Orange Dream Torte Recipe

Orange Dream Torte Recipe

Our Test Kitchen home economists came up with this fancy-looking torte. The fluffy filling is encircled by store-bought ladyfingers and topped with canned mandarin oranges.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling YIELD:12 servings


  • 1 package (3 ounces) orange gelatin
  • 2/3 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1 carton (16 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed, divided
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 package (3 ounces) ladyfingers, split
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained


  • 1. In a large bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Stir in cold water. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes or until syrupy.
  • 2. Fold in 3 cups whipped topping; set aside. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth; gradually beat in milk. Fold in remaining whipped topping.
  • 3. Grease the bottom of a 9-in. springform pan; sprinkle with cracker crumbs. Arrange ladyfingers around edge of pan. Set aside 1-1/2 cups of the orange mixture. Alternately spoon the cream cheese mixture and remaining orange mixture into pan. Spread reserved orange mixture over top. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until set.
  • 4. Remove sides of pan. Garnish with mandarin oranges. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 193 calories, 9g fat (7g saturated fat), 39mg cholesterol, 120mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fat, 1 starch, 1/2 fruit.

Reviews for Orange Dream Torte

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karenmf User ID: 1776408 96744
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2011

"I have had so many requests for this recipe! Whenever I make it, it just disappears! It's a nice light and fluffy dessert to serve after a heavy meal."

lynnie jo User ID: 3056773 149491
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2010

"I make this each year at Christmas substituting Raspberry jello and garnishing with fresh raspberries. Everyone loves it!!

Very simple."

juliesprincess User ID: 1363224 77518
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2010

"We just made it without the lady fingers and spread it in a 13 x 9 pan. We also spread some extra graham cracker crumbs in the middle and saved the oranges for the top.

The kids loved it and it was very easy."

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