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), 0 cholesterol, 149mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 fruit.


  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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phillie678 User ID: 4062755 52816
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2013

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

mabark User ID: 5938102 130458
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."

ladybird95 User ID: 2237554 90266
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!"

puppysmom User ID: 6401156 56050
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."

newgi3211 User ID: 3229630 102697
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2012

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

schweizer User ID: 2459263 56938
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2012

"I like to make things ahead and this one I could that with."

me37 User ID: 1765856 137297
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2012

"Great recipe, very easy to make. It has a nice depth of flavors. The only change I made was that I used white chocolate pudding instead of vanilla. It was a hit at a potluck supper."

LollyBlue User ID: 4450091 52814
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2012

"Very cool, refreshing, and easy to make. A hit in our house where jello isnt usually served. This would make a nice dish to take to a potluck. Just to be sure it's set up right, I'd make it the night before. I accidently used sugar free lemon pudding mix instead of vanilla but it was really delicious, just the same."

[email protected] User ID: 1152827 130457
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2012

"My Mom came for a visit and is sugar restricted. I was excited this came out this week so I could have something new to try that she could have. THIS IS AWESOME. I am not sugar restricted and I loved it... will make again!"

emma257 User ID: 5722311 74872
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2012

"Great fast and healthy, no that sweet, you may add apples, too"

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