[RECIPE] Merry #Blogmas 1 – Orange Dream Dessert

Hi hi hi!

I wanted to share this recipe with you guys. It’s a family favorite and I have to give credit where credit is due and thank my aunty for this recipe. This is perfect for the warmer months because it’s refreshing, cold, and tastes extremely light. The best part of this dessert is that it’s extremely easy to make!
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Total Baking Time: 20 Minutes

Crust:

  • 1/2 C Flour
  • 1/4C Sugar
  • 3/4 (1 1/2 sticks) Butter – room temperature

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Cream together the room temperature butter and sugar. Once fully incorporated, add the flour. In a greased 9″x13″ pan spread out the mixture. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Set aside and let cool.

Cream Cheese Layer:

  • 2 – 8oz Cream Cheese – room temperature
  • 1/2 C Sugar
  • 1 – 8oz Tub of Cool Whip

In a bowl, cream together the cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add in the tub of whip cream and mix until everything is incorporated. Poor onto cooled crust and place in the refrigerator for 20 minutes (or longer).

Orange Layer:

  • 1 Envelope of unflavored gelatin
  • 2 – 3oz Boxes of orang Jell-O
  • 3 Cups of hot water
  • 2 Cups (1 Pint) Orange sherbet – melted
  • 2-3 Cans of mandarin oranges

In a large bowl combine the unflavored gelatin and boxes of orange Jell-O. Add in the hot water and mix until the gelatin and Jell-) is fully dissolved. Then add in the melted sherbet. Mix until it is slight cool – with a small spoon, skim away any foamy bits from the top of the mixture. Pour on top of the cream cheese layer. Drain one can of the mandarin oranges and add the slices into to Jell-O mixture – they will most likely sink which is what you want, and place in the refrigerator for about 10-15 minutes; you don’t want it to be completely solid when you take it out of the refrigerator because we want the rest of the drained mandarin orange slices to be slightly submerged in the Jell-O layer (this will be the garnishing finish). Personally, I like to place the slices in rows so it kind of helps section out the pieces, but you can arrange them however you please. Place back into the refrigerator until Jell-O layer is completely solid or until you are ready to serve.

Let me know if you try out this recipe and what you think! You can definitely use other fruits and flavors (we were going to try a strawberry version, but it was difficult to find strawberry sherbet). Until next time!

xoxo,

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