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Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Servings: 8
Author: Butter With A Side of Bread


  • 1 pre-made 9" graham cracker crust
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 1 8- oz block of cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1 8- oz tub of CoolWhip
  • 2 small cans of mandarin oranges drained well


  • Combine the hot water and the gelatin and whisk until well combined. Set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth and creamy. Set aside.
  • Add orange juice to the gelatin mixture and whisk to combine.
  • In a large bowl, combine the orange juice/gelatin mixture with the cream cheese mixture and whisk until smooth.
  • Add in the Cool Whip and 1 can of the mandarin oranges. Mix using a rubber scraper until everything is combined.
  • Pour mixture into the graham cracker crust. Refrigerate for about 4 hours, until solid. (If you want to speed up this process, feel free to put it in the freezer. Just defrost it prior to serving.
  • Garnish with remaining mandarin oranges.