Orange Charlotte
(Runnels County)

3 envelopes unflavored gelatin
3/4 cup cold water
3/4 cup boiling water
1 1/2 cups orange juice
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 1/2 teaspoons grated orange peel
1 1/2 cups sugar, divided
2 1/2 cups whipping cream
1/2 cup mandarin oranges
3 maraschino cherries


In a large bowl, combine gelatin and cold water; let stand for 10 minutes. Add boiling water; stir until gelatin dissolves. Add juices, orange peel and 3/4 cup sugar. Set bowl in ice water until mixture is syrupy, stirring occasionally. Meanwhile, whip cream until soft peaks form. Gradually add remaining sugar and beat until stiff peaks form. When gelatin mixture begins to thicken, fold in whipped cream. Lightly coat a 9 inch spring form pan with nonstick cooking spray. Pour mixture into pan, chill overnight. Just before serving, run a knife around edge of pan to loosen. Remove sides of pan. Garnish with oranges and cherries.

Yield: 10 to 12 servings.

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