Orange Cranberry Dream

We know potlucks aren't a competition, will so win with this dessert. Fruity cranberry gelatin meets mandarin oranges and fluffy cream cheese for an impressively tasty treat.

Let's whip it up

Prep time:

0 min

Total time:

0 min



Ingredient list

  • 1½ cups boiling water
  • 1 pkg. (6 oz.) cranberry gelatin
  • 1 can (16 oz.) whole berry cranberry sauce
  • 1½ cups cold water
  • 12 HONEY MAID Honey Grahams, finely crushed (about 1-1/2 cups crumbs)
  • ½ cup butter or margarine, melted
  • ½ cup sugar, divided
  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) brick cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tub (12 oz.) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 can (11 oz.) mandarin orange segments, drained

Nutrition facts

Recipe Tips


Add boiling water to dry gelatin mix in large bowl; stir 2 min. until completely dissolved. Add cranberry sauce; stir until melted. Stir in cold water.


Refrigerate 1-1/4 hours or until gelatin mixture is slightly thickened.  Meanwhile, combine graham crumbs, butter and 1/4 cup sugar; press onto bottom of 13x9-inch dish. Refrigerate until ready to use.


Beat cream cheese and remaining sugar in large bowl with whisk until well blended. Stir in 3 cups whipped topping. Spread over crust.


Stir oranges into gelatin mixture; pour over cream cheese layer.


Refrigerate 3 hours or until firm.


Serve topped with the remaining whipped topping.