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Orange and Lemon Jello Salad

Orange and Lemon Jello Salad
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Summertime is fast approaching, friends and that is something to smile about, am I right? There is a lot to love about summer, indeed. I’m looking forward to spending a lot of time with family and enjoying some wonderful food. The Orange and Lemon Jello Salad I brought along to share with you today is perfect “summer” food.  I can remember my Grandma making it when my family came to visit her during the summer months. It’s one of those recipes that qualifies as “family comfort food”. This particular jello salad is  both refreshing and sweet. They orange jello layer is studded with mandarin oranges and made with orange juice concentrate. The Lemon layer is a fluffy lemon pudding that compliments the orange layer so well. Yum!

Hope some of you get a chance to try it this season! Take it along to a backyard bbq, family reunion or church potluck. You’ll have smiles all around.

Orange and Lemon Jello Salad from Jamie Cooks It Up

Let me show you how to make it happen!

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1. Grab 2 (6 ounce) packages of orange jello and pour them into a 9×13 pan.
2. Heat 4 cups of water in the microwave until it’s boiling.

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3. Pour the hot water over the jello and stir it until all the jello has dissolved.

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4. Grab 1 (12 ounce) can of frozen orange juice concentrate. Spoon it into the hot jello and stir it in until all of the juice has dissolved.

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5. Drain 2 (15 ounce) cans of mandarin oranges and pour them carefully into the pan. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours, or until set…

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Like this!

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6. To make the pudding topping place 2 (3.4 ounce) boxes of instant lemon pudding into a large mixing bowl or stand mixer. Add 3 C milk (I used 1%, but 2% or whole milk would be great as well). Beat on medium-high speed with the whisk attachment until the pudding is thick. Add 1 C thawed cool whip and stir to combine.

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7. Carefully spoon the lemon topping onto the set jello.

Orange Lemon Jello Salad

Spread it out evenly with a knife.
8. Pop it into the fridge allow it to chill for at least 1 hour and up to 24.

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Serve and enjoy!

Here’s the handy printable…

Orange and Lemon Jello Salad

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 5 hours, 15 minutes

Yield: 12-15 servings

Ingredients

2 (6 ounce) packages orange jello
4 C boiling water
1 (12 ounce) container frozen orange juice concentrate
2 (15 ounce) cans mandarin oranges, drained
2 (3.4 ounce) boxes instant lemon pudding mix
3 C milk
1 C cool whip

Instructions

1. Grab 2 (6 ounce) packages of orange jello and pour them into a 9x13 pan.
2. Heat 4 cups of water in the microwave until it's boiling.
3. Pour the hot water over the jello and stir it until all the jello has dissolved.
4. Grab 1 (12 ounce) can of frozen orange juice concentrate. Spoon it into the hot jello and stir it in until all of the juice has dissolved.
5. Drain 2 (15 ounce) cans of mandarin oranges and pour them carefully into the pan. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours, or until set.
6. To make the pudding topping place 2 (3.4 ounce) boxes of instant lemon pudding into a large mixing bowl or stand mixer. Add 3 C milk (I used 1%, but 2% or whole milk would be great as well). Beat on medium-high speed with the whisk attachment until the pudding is thick. Add 1 C thawed cool whip and stir to combine.
7. Carefully spoon the lemon topping onto the set jello. Spread it out evenly with a knife.
8. Pop it into the fridge allow it to chill for at least 1 hour and up to 24.
http://jamiecooksitup.net/2016/05/orange-and-lemon-jello-salad/

Recipe adapted from my sweet Grandma Barbara



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6 Comments

  1. 1
    Chris
    May 11, 2016 at 11:46 am

    This looks like a light desert for summer. My grandkids will love it. Thanks Jamie.

  2. 2
    May 11, 2016 at 11:55 am

    This is the salad my grandmother served on summer Sundays for lunch with fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy. My mouth is watering.

    Wishes for tasty dishes,
    Linda

  3. 3
    Shari Kalous
    May 12, 2016 at 8:07 pm

    This is SO unhealthy! ARTIFICIAL flavors! Carcenogenics! Looks yummy but no thanks, I’ll find a healthy version of this!

  4. 4
    May 14, 2016 at 10:12 am

    Nice recipe – thank you.

  5. 5
    Debbie
    June 10, 2016 at 1:50 pm

    Why does this jello salad need to be eaten within 24 hours (recipe says to refrigerate UP TO 24 hours)??

  6. 6
    Kathleen Willahan
    June 12, 2016 at 3:42 pm

    This was such a refreshing treat. I can’t believe how long I’ve waited to try your recipes. You are amazing Jamie!

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