Tart Orange Gelatin Salad Recipe
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Tart Orange Gelatin Salad Recipe

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Here's a fun and fruity salad that's sure to disappear at picnics and family gatherings. The creamy pudding topping nicely balances the tart orange gelatin layer. Mary Martzke of Shawano, Wisconsin shared the recipe.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 2 packages (.3 ounce each) sugar-free orange gelatin
  • Sugar substitute equivalent to 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 can (6 ounces) frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1 can (20 ounces) unsweetened pineapple tidbits, drained
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 cup cold fat-free milk
  • 1 package (1 ounce) sugar-free instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 2 cups reduced-fat whipped topping

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 99 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), trace cholesterol, 149mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1/2 starch, 1/2 frui


  1. In a large bowl, dissolve gelatin and sugar substitute in boiling water. Stir in orange juice concentrate and cold water. Add pineapple and oranges; mix well. Pour into a 13-in. x 9-in. dish; refrigerate until set.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk the milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes. Add lemon peel; mix well. Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set. Fold in whipped topping; spread over gelatin. Refrigerate until set. Yield: 12 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Splenda No Calorie Sweetener. Look for it in the baking aisle of your grocery store.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Splenda no-calorie sweetener.
Originally published as Tart Orange Gelatin Salad in Light & Tasty October/November 2003, p49

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Reviewed Nov. 27, 2013

"Sooo good. I made it twice in one week!"

Reviewed Jul. 9, 2012

"I made this with regular jello,cool whip and sugar.It was a huge success,and several people asked for the recipe.I grated fresh orange peel on top.I will definately make it again."

Reviewed Jun. 30, 2012

"I made this instead of a birthday cake for the local Seniors. They loved it!! Nice and cool in this 95 degree heat. Will definitely make again!"

Reviewed Jun. 29, 2012

"Really good. The family loved it. When I use sugar free products they usually complain about an aftertaste. I didn't tell them it was low cal and they didn't notice. I didn't have any lemon peel so I didn't include it. Will definately make again."

Reviewed Jun. 29, 2012

"Delicious. Usually not a huge fan of orange jello but this combination is awesome!"

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