Cranberry Orange Dream

Always a favorite around our house for the holidays


  • 1½ cups boiling water
  • 1 pkg. (8-serving size) or 2 pkg. (4-serving size each) JELL-O Cranberry Flavor Gelatin
  • 1 can (16 oz.) whole berry cranberry sauce
  • 1 can (11 oz.) mandarin orange segments, drained
  • 1½ cups cold water (reuse the liquid from the oranges and make up the difference with water)
  • 1½ cups HONEY MAID Graham Cracker Crumbs
  • ½ cup sugar, divided
  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, melted
  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1 tub (12 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed


  1. STIR boiling water into gelatin in large bowl at least 2 minutes until completely dissolved.  Add cranberry sauce; stir until melted.  Stir in cold water.  Refrigerate about 1¼ hours or until slightly thickened (consistency of unbeaten egg whites).  Gently stir in orange segments.
  2. MEANWHILE, mix crumbs, ¼ cup of the sugar and the butter in 13×9-inch pan.  Press firmly onto bottom of dish to form crust.  Refrigerate until ready to use.
  3. BEAT cream cheese and the remaining ¼ cup sugar in large bowl with wire whisk until well blended.  Gently stir in 3 cups of the whipped topping.  Spread evenly over crust; cover with the gelatin mixture.  Refrigerate 3 hours or until firm.  Serve topped with the remaining whipped topping.
Source: Kraft Foods