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Orange Lime Gelatin Ring

Ingredients

  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 package (3 ounces) lime gelatin
  • 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese, cubed
  • Lettuce leaves
  • 2 cups seedless red grapes

Directions

  • 1. Arrange oranges in the bottom of a 9-in. ring mold coated with cooking spray. Cover and freeze for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, drain pineapple, reserving 1 cup juice (discard any remaining juice or save for another use); set pineapple aside.
  • 2. In a saucepan, bring lemon juice and reserved pineapple juice to a boil. Remove from the heat; cool for 10 minutes. Pour into a blender or food processor. Add gelatin powder; cover and process for 30 seconds or until gelatin is dissolved. Add cream cheese; cover and process for 1 minute or until smooth.
  • 3. Stir in pineapple. Pour into ring mold. Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or until firm. Unmold onto a lettuce-lined serving platter. Fill center with grapes.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 158 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 126mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fruit, 1 fat, 1/2 starch.

Reviews

Average Rating: 5
  • Joscy
    May 26, 2013

    SAVED recipe. A beautiful presentation picture! I like another reader's idea of using blackberries in place of grapes. Quite a novel idea!! K.

  • cammilla
    Mar 18, 2013

    Okay, I made this for Easter dinner. Rave reviews by all. Did add some toasted chopped pecans to the mold, because I'll add nuts to meatloaf if I can ;-). The sweet/tart flavor of the gelatin was refreshing, and I added blackberries, so the dish did look like a sunflower. Oh, I almost forgot...I used fresh oranges, supremed instead of canned fruit. It just seemed appropriate.

  • cammilla
    Mar 18, 2013

    Just a thought here...if you substituted blackberries for the red grapes, it'd look just like a sunflower! I'll rate again after I actually make it, but I'm sure it'll be yummy!

  • myrna salmon
    Mar 15, 2013

    This recipe makes a beautiful presentation on any table, love to serve it on St Paddy's Day because of the orange & green, & the taste yummy!

  • dancemagic
    Aug 11, 2009

    I ran across this recipe several years ago. I have made this for potlucks and family dinners. It is always a hit,,,no leftovers. It is easy to prepare and looks so pretty on the table. Try it you'll like it.

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