Sunshine Jello Salad

I have had this recipe since I got married. This yummy layered jello salad recipe is a favorite. It’s so simple and so delicious, it could even qualify as a dessert. It’s different from any other jello recipe that I have. It makes a 9 x 13, but for my family, I put it into two dishes. Then I have it for two meals. On the second one, I wait and top it with the pudding and cool whip right before I serve it. Hope you like it.

Sunshine Jello Salad

1 (6 oz.) orange jello
2 cups boiling water
1 cup mandarin orange and pineapple juice, reserved from the canned fruit
1 (6 oz) frozen orange juice concentrate
1 (3.4 oz) lemon pudding mix
1 (8 oz) carton of whipped topping
1 (20 oz)can pineapple tidbits, drained reserving juice
1 small can mandarin orange (I think these are like 8 or 10 oz), drained reserving juice

Mix boiling water and jello together for 2 minutes. Mix in frozen oj concentrate until dissolved. Mix in reserved 1 cup mandarin orange and pineapple juice. Add fruit. Put in a 9 x 13 dish and refrigerate until set. Make pudding according to package directions. Pour over set jello and refrigerate for 5 min. Drop whipped topping in several mounds on top of pudding layer and carefully spread.

4 comments on “Sunshine Jello Salad

  • This looks delicious! Is it 1 cup of reserved pineapple juice AND 1 cup of reserved orange juice? Or is it a total of 1 cup (1/2 cup pineapple and 1/2 cup orange)?


  • Your picture made me want to try this. I made it and took it to a community activity. A huge hit. Thanks for sharing.

  • That looks so pretty and refreshing. I cant wait to try this. I love jello and my husband loves orange so this is perfect. and the pudding and cool whip to top it off what perfect combo.


  • I’ll be trying this too!

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