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Orange Gelatin

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Kim

Tired of the flat flavor of store bought orange gelatin? You can make your own with this simple recipe of gelatin, orange and lemon juice and zest and sugar.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 141 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 34.5g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 2.1 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 69 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, soak gelatin in cold water for 5 minutes. Add boiling water, stirring until gelatin dissolves.
  2. To 3 tablespoons of the orange juice add the orange and lemon zest; set aside for 5 minutes.
  3. Strain the zest out of the orange juice and discard the zest. To the gelatin add all of the orange juice, sugar, lemon juice and salt. Stir until well blended and set aside to cool.
  4. Pour cooled mixture into a 4-cup mold which has been rinsed in cold water. Cover and refrigerate to congeal.
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Reviews

MAGGIE MCGUIRE
19
11/15/2003

Great recipe, Kim! Since I found this one, I'm saving a dollar for every box of jello I used to buy! I cook for many older folks who love softer foods. This one is great and very versatile. Any flavor of fruit juice can be substituted. Thanks for sharing!

Christina Lopez Robison
6
1/22/2012

This is delicious, fresh and spritely tasting. Also, it has a more 'realistic' fruit color - no day glow here! Used fresh squeezed oj (and zest). Had cream cheese and whipping cream left over from the holidays so I made a topping for it. My husband liked the gelatin so much he asked me to leave off the topping next time. Going to try some other juice combinations. Thanks so much for sharing, Kim! YUM!

Promise2mk
1
3/7/2013

Oh my goodness! Fantastic and perfect with simple whipped cream on top. My kids loved this too. I think you could reduce the sugar by 1/4 cup (to 1/2 cup for the recipe) and still be just fine with a bit of tartness.