Frosted Triple Orange Squares


“A little nonsense now and then, is cherished by the wisest men.” –Roald Dahl

My friend Lori shared this recipe.

  • 1 6 oz package orange jello
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 6-oz. can frozen orange juice concentrate
  • 1 20-oz. can crushed pineapple
  • 1 11-oz. can mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1 4-serving size package instant lemon pudding mix
  • 1 cup milk
  • Lettuce (optional)

Dissolve gelatin in boiling water; stir in orange juice concentrate until thawed.  Stir in undrained pineapple.  Chill until partially set.  Fold in oranges; pour into 13x9x2″ dish or pan.  Chill until almost firm.  Beat whipping cream to soft peaks.  Set aside.  Beat pudding mix and milk until smooth; fold in whipped cream.  Spread over gelatin.  Chill 5-6 hours or overnight.  Serve on lettuce lined plate.

Orange Butter Frosting

 The things that we love tell us what we are.–Thomas Aquinas

I found this recipe in an old recipe box I have held onto for decades.  Use it for carrot cake frosting or orange cake frosting or whatever else you want.

  • Rind of 1 orange, grated
  • Rind of 1/2 lemon, grated
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Add grated orange and lemon rinds to orange juice.  Let stand 10 minutes.  Strain.  Set aside.  Combine powdered sugar, egg yolk, butter, lemon juice and salt.  Stir in orange juice to desired consistency.  Beat until smooth.  Yields frosting for one 9″ x 13″ cake.