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Old 11-23-2002, 06:53 PM
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Looking for Desserts that contain Mandarin oranges

We love Mandarin oranges here at our house. Im looking for desserts that contain them so we can eat them some other way except out of the can.


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Old 11-29-2002, 06:08 PM
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There's a wonderful Asian (Chinese?) dessert that is like an almond-milk flavored liquid, with mandarin oranges and fruits floating in it. It tastes soooooo nice. I will see if I can find the recipe for it and post it for you.
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Old 11-29-2002, 06:12 PM
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Here ya go!

agar-agar is a thickener/gelling agent. It can be found at healthfood stores, and asian stores. You might be able to get it at your typical grocer but I've not seen it there ever (however, that doesn't mean it's not there - I just never looked for it there!)

We had fresh mandarin oranges when we were in Indonesia last year. They were so sweet and so good, we couldn't get enough of them.
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Old 12-03-2002, 05:49 AM
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Pinkie Winky Millionaire Salad

My kids and husband love this:
1 can mandarin oranges (drained)
1 can tidbit pineapples (drained)
1 container sour cream
1 cup miniture marshmellows
optional - walnuts
fold together and enjoy
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Old 12-03-2002, 07:23 AM
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Noelle's Lemon Pudding Salad

cook 1 small box of lemon pudding and let chill.

when cold add: 2 c. cool whip and mix thoroughly. fold in:

1 small can drained mandarin oranges
1/3 can drained crushed pineapple
1/2 can drained, chopped peaches
10 maraschino cherries; quartered

Mix well. Sprinkle with flaked coconut. Serve cold.
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Old 12-03-2002, 07:29 AM
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Pinkie Winky Pink Stuff

Hi, I have one too, that I always fix around the holidays, espically around Easter, cause it is so pretty!

1 can of mandarin oranges (drained)
1 container of cottage cheese (16 oz)
1 small box of strawberry jello
1 small can of tidbit or crushed pineapple (drained)
1 container of whip cream

You can use a different flavor of jello, if you wanted.
You can also add nuts or tiny marshmallow, if you like!
Chill, and it is ready!! ( I can never wait for it to chill though)
It is yummie!

I call it "Pink Stuff", cause of the strawberry jello!

Hope you like it, Karen

( there is also a cake recipe using them too, it is great! I'll see if I can find it too)

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Old 12-03-2002, 07:30 AM
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My mother used to make a desert in the 1960's called "Ambrosia" . It was all the "rage" then. Every "good" housewife made that desert.

It contained whipped cream( of some kind) , coconut, pineapple, mini marshmallows and mandarin oranges..there may have been a gelatin involved...(because in the 50's and 60's Jello was big, and this was sort of thick) .....

I don't know how to make it but I'm SURE...if I went to could come back with a recipe. It was realy a heavenly memory from my childhood, although I'm not sure I'd want to eat it now. LOL! :p

If you can find the recipe let me know...If I find it I'll let you know.


OK....I found something I think is very similar to what my mom used to make. Unfortunately she is not around anymore, so I can't check in with her. But here is the jyst to the best of my guessing. Remember I was a little kid then...but If I had to apply my adult culinary experience to the memory.... you go LOL!

Ambrosia Salad with Pudding

* 1 small pkg. Pistachio ( or vanilla) Pudding
* 1 (16-oz.) can Crushed Pineapple
* 1 (8-oz.) can Mandarin Orange sections
* 1 cup Shredded Coconut
* 1 cup Chopped Walnuts or Pecans
* 12 to 16 oz. Whipped Topping (thawed)
* 1 cup mini marshmallows

Mix both cans of fruit with the juice and sprinkle pudding on the top of it. Let mixture sit for about 3 minutes, then carefully mix in nuts and coconut. Blend. Slowly fold in whipped topping and marshmallows. Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving.

There seemed to be a zillion recipies for Ambrosia out there...this one looked closest to what I remembered.


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Old 12-03-2002, 08:25 AM
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Wonderful Mandarin Orange Sherbert Jello

This is an absolute must have for any family gathering whether it be holiday or just a get-together!

1 large package orange jello
1 1/2 cups boiling water
2 cups orange sherbert
1 cup sour cream
2 cups mandarin oranges
2 cups sliced bananas

Disolve the jello in boiling water. Add orange sherbert and sour cream. Whisk until smooth and then chill until partially set. Fold in mandarin oranges and bananas.

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Old 12-03-2002, 09:07 AM
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Go to:

type in the search line:
Mandarin orange recipes

Hit enter....and Viola! a whole slew of recipe links comes up. *s*
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Old 12-03-2002, 09:19 AM
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Using Mandarin Oranges

This is a really tasty recipe I got from my Ext. Homemaker's Club cookbook.

Fruit Salad:

1 large can peach pie filling
1 pkg. frozen strawberries, thawed
1 large can mandarin oranges, drained
1 large can chunk pineapple, drained
3 - 4 sliced bananas

Mix pie filling, oranges, pineapple and strawberries together. Place in the refrigerator for several hours before serving. When ready to serve, add sliced bananas.

This is great over ice cream! I put two small packs of frozen strawberries. I love strawberries. ;-)

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