So this is “Orange Stuff” as my grandma calls it, I call it “Orange Jello”. But no matter the name, we all call it good. This is an old recipe my grandma has been making for probably at least 30 years. It may sound strange, and for a non jello eater like me it is comfort. It does take some time and steps, most of your time is waiting for things to chill or cool. It is something she has brought to our many yearly family reunions. She always goes home with a clean dish.
Mr.Picky himself was so unsure of this dish. I can still remember the first family function we went to, and I told him excitedly that grandma was bringing orange jello. He was confused why I was excited and when he saw it, he wanted nothing to do with it. I am sure he was thinking what most people do, cheese on a dessert? Well grandma made some comment on how she made it, so being new to the family he felt obligated to not offended grandma and eat it. As it turns out it is one of his favorite desserts and is so lucky because grandma usually makes some on his birthday now.
Orange Jello Stuff:
- 1 large pkg Orange jello
- 1½ cups boiling water
- 2½ cups apricot nectar
- 2 cups mini marshmallows
- ½ cup sugar
- 2 tbsp flour
- dash salt
- 1 egg beaten
- 1 cup apricot nectar
- 1 pkg dream whip or 8-9 oz. tub of Kool Whip
- ½ cup cheddar cheese, grated
In a medium bowl dissolve jello in boiling water, add 2 1/2 cup of nectar. Chill until 1/2 set, add marshmallows and pour into a 9×13″ pan. Chill over night.
Combine sugar, flour, salt, egg and nectar. Cook over medium heat, stir constantly until thickened. Allow to cool.
Fold in prepared dream whip or Kool whip. Spread over gelatin. Sprinkle with 1/2 c cheddar cheese.