Monday, July 27, 2015

Mandarin Orange Salad

This is not your Mama's recipe so you won't find marshmallows or coconut in this Mandarin Orange Salad. It's a creamy dessert that will become your family's favorite.

3 cups water
1 - 3 oz. pkg orange gelatin
1 - 3 oz pkg. instant vanilla pudding
1 - 3 oz. pkg tapioca pudding mix
1 - 15 oz can mandarin oranges, drained
1 - 15 oz can crushed pineapple, drained
1 - 8 oz carton frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 - 2 TBSP of love
  1. Open packages of pudding and pour into a small bowl so it's ready to use. 
  2. In saucepan, bring 3 cups of water to a boil. 
  3. Whisk in gelatin and pudding mixes.  
  4. Return to a boil, stirring constantly, boil for 1 minute. I repeat, don't set the timer UNTIL the
    mixture comes to a full, rolling boil.  
  5. Remove from heat and cool completely. I like to pour the mixture in a bowl so it cools a little quicker.
  6. Make sure the fruit is well drained. I press the pineapple against the strainer with a spoon to squeeze out the juice. 
  7. Gently fold in oranges, pineapple and whipped topping.  
  8. Spoon into a serving bowl.  
  9. Cover and chill at least 2 hours.