Sunday, September 22

Mandarin Orange Jello Cheesecake

If you're looking for a good, fairly low fat dessert then try this! If you prefer other fruits to mandarin oranges, just switch out the fruit and flavored gelatin. One great alternative is raspberries with raspberry flavored gelatin. Mmm...

1 graham cracker crust
1 can (11 oz) mandarin oranges
3/4 cup cottage cheese
2 boxes (3 oz each) orange flavored gelatin


1. Blend 3/4 cups cottage cheese in food processor or blender till smooth-ish.

2. Prepare 1 package of orange gelatin/jello according to box instructions, but only using 1/2 cup boiling water and 1/2 cup cold water. Once gelatin is dissolved, mix in cottage cheese until well blended. Pour mixture into a graham cracker crust. (I keep cheating and using store bought crusts.)

3. Refrigerate and let set. Once set, drain your can of mandarin oranges and place the pieces on top of jello mixture like this:

4. Make second box of orange jello the same way (minus the cottage cheese). If you are using a homemade crust that is larger, you might need to add more water. Use a ladle or spoon to transfer the liquid jello on top of mandarin oranges. You might have extra jello.

5. Refrigerate and let it set. It's best when you let it chill for at least an hour to really solidify as much as possible, but if you can't wait then its still edible! :)

6. Top off your slices of Mandarin Orange Jello Cheesecake with some whipped topping, sit back, and enjoy!

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