Mandarin Orange Surprise

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

I got this recipe from a friend at my wedding shower. It is a very light dish. It can be used as a salad or a dessert.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix together crackers, butter and sugar.
  2. Press in a 13x9-inch baking dish. (Save a little bit of the crumbs for top).
  3. Refrigerate this while making rest of recipe so it becomes firm.
  4. Fold the rest of ingredients together.
  5. Spread over crumbs in dish.
  6. Top with remaining crumbs.
  7. Refrigerate until ready to serve.


Most Helpful

Count me among those who 'like it SWEET' & this one is that! For some reason or other I find myself gathering more & more recipes that include mandarin oranges, & this particular one makes for a great-tasting dessert! I particular like the addition of Ritz crackers! Will be making this one again & soon! Thanks so much!

Sydney Mike March 16, 2007

I took this to a potluck and came home with nothing left. I was asked for the recipe a lot. It is a light and refreshing dessert.

potions February 19, 2007

We enjoyed it, but it is definitely on the very sweet side. The crumb crust didn't hold together very well, so I might suggest increasing the butter slightly or decreasing the crackers (I used exactly 60). It was also difficult to serve it up neatly as the filling layer was very soft. I tried freezing it for a half hour before serving and that helped. If I were to make it for an event, I might be tempted to portion it out in individual servings "parfait" style, top it with whipped cream and sprinkle the additional crumbs on top. I selected this for Zaar Tag!

Sharlene~W February 16, 2007

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