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“Undoubtedly the earliest gelatin recipe in Mormon Culture. From the 1898 Young Women's Journal. See discussion on Keepapitchinin, December 2010. (This is doubled to make eight servings.)”
1hr 5mins
8 orange baskets

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Soak gelatin in 1/2 cup cold water for about five minutes.
  2. Stir in 1/2 cup boiling water.
  3. Add sugar and stir until dissolved.
  4. Add lemon juice and orange juice. Stir.
  5. Pour into 8 inch square pan. (You can spray it with cooking spray before adding the jello.)
  6. Refrigerate.
  7. While the gelatin is setting up, make the orange baskets.
  8. Take good or medium size oranges.
  9. With the point of a sharp knife trace a handle over the bud end of the oranges, then trace the remainder of the basket. Cut and dig out the orange pulp, leaving the peel to form the basket.
  10. The handle and top of basket may be scalloped and the handle tied with small bows of ribbon, or twine a small spray of smilax over the handle.
  11. When the gelatin is set, cut in cubes and pile them up in orange baskets. Add whipped cream.

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