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Name: Cherry Orange Delight
Key Ingredient: jello
Preparation: mix
Cuisine: American
Source: Advertisement
Food Group: sugar
Meals: dinner, picnic
Courses: salad
Temperature: cold
Effort: easy
Prep. Time: :15
Elapsed Time: 3:30
Servings: 16

2-1/2 cups boiling water
3 packages (4-serving each) cherry jello
2-3/4 cups cold water
1 (11 or 15 ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained
4 ounces (1/2 of 8 ounce package) cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 (8 ounce) tub Cool Whip, thawed

Stir boiling water into gelatin in medium bowl at least 2 minutes until completely dissolved. Stir in cold water. Refrigerate about 1-1/4 hours or until slightly thickened (consistency of unbeaten egg whites). Reserve a few mandarin oranges for granish. Gently stir remaining mandarin oranges into gelatin; set aside. Beat cream cheese and sugar in separate medium bowl with wire whisk until well blended. Gently stir in whipped topping. Spoon into large serving bowl; cover with gelatin mixture.
Refrigerate 2 hours or until firm. Garnish with reserved mandarin oranges.

Variation: Strawberry Orange Delight: Substitute strawberry jello for the cherry jello.

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