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Grandmother's Orange Salad Recipe

Grandmother's Orange Salad Recipe

Perfect for spring, this gelatin salad is slightly sweet and tangy, too. It adds beautiful color to any meal and appeals to appetites of all ages! When the weather starts turning warm, this cool, fruity salad is just right. —Ann Eastman Greenville, California
TOTAL TIME: PrepP 20 min. + chilling YIELD:8-10 servings


  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges
  • 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple
  • Water
  • 1 package (6 ounces) orange-flavored gelatin
  • 1 pint orange sherbet, softened
  • 2 bananas, sliced


  • 1. Drain oranges and pineapple, reserving juices. Set oranges and pineapple aside. Add water to juices to measure 2 cups. Place in a saucepan and bring to a boil; pour over gelatin in a large bowl. Stir until gelatin is dissolved. Stir in sherbet until smooth. Chill until partially set (watch carefully). Fold in oranges, pineapple and bananas. Pour into an oiled 6-cup mold. Chill until firm. Yield: 8-10 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 161 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 55mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (35g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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Reviewed Nov. 23, 2012

"I grew up surrounded by the old timers in my family who survived the depression era. They were fond of jello. The fondness continues on!"

Reviewed Jun. 5, 2011

"It was so easy (and quick) to make! It was wonderful. You do have to watch it carefully when it is chilling though, as it chills quite a bit faster than your typical jello salad. It is a great and colorful addition to a summer meal!"

Reviewed Oct. 10, 2009

"This is a standout jello! It's really easy to make and tastes terrific. With the orange sherbet, I think it would be just as good as a dessert as a side dish, especially in summer. As make-ahead dishes, jellos are great time-savers."

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