Marshmallow Orange Salad | My Grandmother's Recipes

December 10, 2013

This recipe was a Nanny holiday staple when were were kids. 

I can also promise you our little group of grandchildren fought to the death over who would get the last little bit of this tasty, yet not very pretty, dish. 

This recipe is as 60's and 70's Jello mold as you can get, minus the fact that I was missing the mold. I am clueless as to when this entered the recipe box at Nanny's, but it's been used for as long as I can remember.

Mom did attempt to replace it a few years ago with a diabetic friendly version, it died out after a few years though.

Needless to say I was so happy to see this made once again that I single handedly ate the whole thing over the course of a week.

Speaking of cousin wars over this dessert...

I do vividly remember one instance when we were still in grade school where my cousin Michael and I literally raced to the fridge, pushing and shoving the whole way, because we got word that Nanny's "Orange Junk" was almost gone.

Yes, we called this stuff Orange Junk.

I just couldn't stand to put that in the post title, who on earth would want to look at a post titled Orange Junk.

Marshmallow Orange Salad

1 sm Orange Jello
1/2 pt sour cream
small can of crushed pineapple, drained
1 cup mini marshmallows

Dissolve Jello in 1 cup of water (boiling). Add sour cream & pineapple, stir until smooth. Add marshmallows and refrigerate until firm.

Makes this at Christmas and your kids will love you.

It's not exactly a pretty "adult" dessert, or an overly "kid" dessert, but it's yummy and that's what counts.

What is a favorite dessert that your grandmother made for you?