I invented this dish as an easy, grown-up version of the frozen cream-filled pops we all enjoyed as children. The mandarin oranges and whipped topping re-create the tangy orange and ice cream flavors. One bite cools the heat from the rest of the meal.—Elizabeth Freise, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 5 min.
- 2 cans (15 ounces each) mandarin oranges, well drained
- 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- Place oranges in a bowl. Fold in the whipped topping. Just before serving, fold in pecans.
Nutrition Facts1/2 cup: 217 calories, 14g fat (7g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 4mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.
Originally published as Mandarin Fluff in Country Woman July/August 2003