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Tart Orange Gelatin Salad

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

Ingredients

  • 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 zest
  • 2 cups reduced-fat whipped topping

Directions

  • 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 13x9-in. dish; refrigerate until set.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes. Add lemon zest; mix well. Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set. Fold in whipped topping; spread over gelatin. Refrigerate until set.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Splenda No Calorie Sweetener. Look for it in the baking aisle of your grocery store.
Nutrition 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.

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