I made this for Thanksgiving and used oragne Jello and mandarin oranges. The kids and adults loved it.
FYI - My aunt taught me to let the cottage cheese sit in a strainer for an hour or so, to let the milk separate from the cheese curds, then it will have a much better texture....less mushy and runny.
This turned out to be light and delicious! We didn't think it was overly sweet at all. I used strawberry jello, fruit cocktail, and small English walnut pieces. Terri F., thank you for the recipe! It's a keeper!!
Subbed a cup of full fat sour cream plus 1/4 cup plain kefir for the Cool Whip to avoid the hydrogenated palm kernel oil (blech). Used parfait glasses and poured a layer of sugar-free orange gelatin mixed per usual instructions. Once it set, split a can of light syup drained mandarin oranges between the 4 glasses. Made the smush using sugar - free orange gelatin. Plenty sweet w/o so much empty carb. Pretty and filling Keeper. Will try w/peach gelatin and canned peaches next w/same layering.
This was very good, but it just seemed too sweet to me with the addition of the jell-o. Next time I guess I wouldn't add the whole packet. Also, it really didn't seem like it had enough fruit so next time I am going to add more. It comes out pretty mushy so I definitely recommend adding some kind of nuts into this; I added pecans and they were a great addition. I also added some miniature marshmallows.
We have tasted better fruit salads, and I blame it on dull fruit cocktail. Perhaps fresh fruit instead, like strawberries or raspberries, would have made it tastier, although no one seemed to care for the cottage cheese consistency either. Sorry, Terri, for being in the minority--just not for our taste buds.
I made this for my family birthday dinner last night. It was very well recieved. We really liked this and I loved the fact that it is soooooo easy to make. I always have these ingredients on hand. I did use orange jello and mandarin oranges, but can't wait to try other combinations. Thank you for sharing.
What a yummy fruit salad. I used raspberry sugar free jello, fruit cocktail and fat free coolwhip to make it a little lighter for my waist. I had it along with breakfast and also had it as a snack. The pecans gave it a nice crunch. I can see making several combos of this in the future.
Easy nice fruit salad. Everyone loved it, but I had a tiny issue with the cottage cheese texture. It didn't bother anyone else so I rated it 5.