Easy Cranberry-Orange Mold

Love gelatin salad? Then check out this cranberry-orange flavored mold that can be made at home - perfect for side dish.

  • Prep Time 5 min
  • Total Time 4 hr 10 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

1
can (11 oz) mandarin orange segments, drained and juice reserved
1
package (3 oz) orange-flavored gelatin
1
can (16 oz) whole berry cranberry sauce
Salad greens, if desired

  • 1 Add enough water to reserved mandarin orange juice to measure 1 1/4 cups. In 1-quart saucepan, heat juice mixture to boiling.
  • 2 Place gelatin in medium bowl. Pour boiling mixture on gelatin; stir until gelatin is dissolved. Stir in cranberry sauce until sauce is melted. Stir in orange segments. Pour into 4-cup mold.
  • 3 Refrigerate about 4 hours or until firm; unmold. Serve on salad greens.

Expert Tips

Here's the secret for how to perfectly unmold a gelatin salad: Quickly dip the mold, almost to the top, into warm--not hot--water for several seconds. Loosen an edge of the salad with the tip of a knife, then tip the mold slightly to allow air in and to break the vacuum. Rotate the mold so all sides are loose. Place a serving plate brushed lightly with water upside down on top of the mold (the water will let you move the gelatin on the plate in case it doesn't come out in the center.) Holding both the mold and the plate firmly, turn the mold upside down and shake gently. Carefully lift the mold off the gelatin. If the gelatin doesn't come out, repeat the steps.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 serving
Calories
150
(
Calories from Fat
0),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
0g
0%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
65mg
65%;
Total Carbohydrate
35g
35%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
33g
33%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 2 1/2 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.