Cranberry Orange Dream Recipe

Step 1

Stir boiling water into gelatin in large bowl at least 2 minutes until completely dissolved. Stir in cranberry sauce until melted. Stir in cold water. Refrigerate about 1-1/4 hours until slightly thickened (consistency of unbeaten egg whites). Gently stir in mandarin oranges.

Step 2

Meanwhile, stir together graham cracker crumbs, 1/4 cup sugar and melted butter in a 13"x9" pan. Press firmly onto bottom. Refrigerate until ready to fill.

Step 3

Beat cream cheese with remaining 1/4 c sugar in large bowl with whisk until smooth. Gently stir in whipped topping. Spread evenly over crust. Spoon gelatin mixture over cream cheese layer. Refrigerate 3 hours until firm. Garnish with additional whipped topping.

Things You'll Need

  • 1 1/2 cups boiling water
  • 6 ounce package cranberry gelatin
  • 16 ounce can whole berry cranberry sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups cold water
  • 11 or 15 ounce can mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup sugar, divided
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 8 ounce container frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • additional frozen whipped topping, thawed

About this Author

Diane cook an member who donated this recipe.