Orange Buttermilk Molded Salad (Gelatin)

READY IN: 6hrs 15mins
Recipe by JenSmith

This sure is good! It's easy to make, too, and is perfect for holidays and potluck meals, as well as for everyday dessert. Not too sweet, creamy, orangey, and nutty goodness shaped in a pretty mold. Hope you like it. (Note: Cook time is rest and chill time.)

Top Review by Jxenja

I made this along with buttermilk fried chicken, coleslaw and buttermilk biscuits when I had a surplus of buttermilk in the house and didn't know how to use it all up. I had fun getting my husband to try to guess what the secret ingredient in ALL FOUR dishes was. I used a Bundt-type dish to mould it and served the coleslaw (with buttermilk-ranch dressing) in the middle of the moulded salad. It looked very pretty! I'm making this again for our family Thanksgiving potluck and I'm sure it will be a hit. I leave out the nuts (husband's preference.)

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (8 1/2 ounce) can crushed pineapple in syrup
  • 1 (6 ounce) package orange gelatin
  • 2 cups buttermilk (DO NOT use a substitute!)
  • 1 (8 ounce) carton frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 14 cup chopped pecans


  1. In a large saucepan, bring pineapple and syrup to a boil.
  2. Remove from heat; stir in gelatin. Cool to room temperature.
  3. Stir in the buttermilk. Fold in whipped topping and pecans.
  4. Pour into an 8-cup mold; chill 4 hours or overnight.

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