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good recipes using canned mandarin oranges

Last post Apr 05, 2010 4:31 PM by cherib . 13 replies.

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  • good recipes using canned mandarin oranges

    i love to eat these oranges so much and would love to have some recipes for using them. thanks in advance.

  • Re: good recipes using canned mandarin oranges

    oh man, I don't have any recipes off the top of my head, but I'll list a few dishes that I absolutely love mandarin oranges in! I love mandarin oranges with cottage cheese, I love them in salads (especially with dried cranberries), and I love them in Pudding Fruit Salad by Pillsbury.

    mmm mmm good!

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    This recipe was on the board a few years ago.  It's a great mandarin orange recipe.


    Rec Rev: Dreamsicle Mousse posted by Star...this stuff is to die for good!
    Posted by: casslepier Replies: 42 Posted on: 2/23/2005 7:19:23 PM
    OMG! This was SO easy and SO good! I was a little leery about the white chocolate pudding as I am not a big chocolate fan, but seriously folks, this taste just like a dreamsicle! I used the small boxes of jello and pudding and a larger can of mandarin oranges. Next I am going to try SF Raspberry jello, the SF white chocolate pudding, and some frozen raspberries! MMMMM! I might try freezing some too and see what happens. I am always looking for things to satisfy my sweet tooth when I am watching what I eat and this one is by far the best!
    Thanks Star!

    Dreamsicle Mousse

    1 box sugar-free orange Jell-O
    1 box sugar-free white chocolate instant pudding
    1 can mandarin oranges, drained
    1 (8 oz.) container fat-free cool whip

    Dissolve Jell-O in 1 cup boiling water. Add 1 cup cold water and let
    set for 5 minutes. Using electric mixer, beat dry pudding mix into
    Jell-O until well
    blended. Fold in mandarin oranges and cool whip. Chill before

    Variations: add chopped pecans, use strawberry Jell-O and fresh or
    frozen strawberries (thawed and drained), lime Jell-O and pineapple.
    Be creative. Walmart and some grocery stores carry the sugar-free
    white chocolate

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    1 (14 oz.) Baker's angel food
    1 envelope unflavored gelatin
    2/3 c. sugar
    1/8 tsp. salt
    1 (6 oz.) can frozen orange
    juice concentrate, thawed
    1 pt. heavy cream, whipped
    red food color
    yellow food color
    1/4 lb. seedless grapes,
    1 (11 oz.) can Mandarin orange
    sections, drained

    Remove brown crust from angel food cake, then break up
    into medium pieces. In medium saucepan, sprinkle gelatin on
    1/2 cup cold water; place over low heat; stir until gelatin is
    dissolved, about 3 minutes. Now add sugar and salt, stir until
    dissolved. Remove from heat; stir in orange juice concentrate.
    Refrigerate until consistency of unbeaten egg white. Carefully
    fold orange mixture into whipped cream, then tint delicate
    orange with a few drops yellow and red food color combined.
    Lightly oil 2 1/2 quart bowl. Spoon some of the orange cream
    into bowl; top with 1/3 of cake pieces, then spread with more
    orange cream. Repeat layers ending with orange cream on top.
    Cover with foil; refrigerate. About 1 hour before serving,
    with spatula, loosen orange mold from sides of bowl. Set bowl
    in warm water for a minute or so; then unmold orange mold into
    plate. Garnish top of mold with grapes and base of mold with
    half of Mandarin orange sections. Refrigerate. Makes about 10
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    1 large roasting chicken
    2 cans cream of mushroom soup
    2 cans Mandarin oranges
    1 can sliced mushrooms
    1 can water chestnuts

    Boil 1 large roasting chicken in salted water until
    tender. Bone and cut in pieces.
    Heat 2 cans cream of mushroom soup, diluted with juice
    of 2 cans Mandarin oranges. Add 1/2 the oranges, sliced
    mushrooms and water chestnuts. Add chicken. Warm for 30
    minutes at 350 degrees. Serve with rice. Makes 6 servings.
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    1 large slice white bread,
    crumbled (about 1 c.
    1/4 c. golden sherry
    1 1/2 lb. lean ground pork
    1/2 c. minced water chestnuts
    2 Tbsp. soy sauce
    1 egg yolk
    2 tsp. ground ginger
    1 large clove garlic, crushed
    Sherry-Orange Sauce*

    In large bowl combine bread and sherry; set aside 10
    minutes. Add remaining ingredients except Sherry-Orange Sauce.
    Mix to blend thoroughly. Cover and chill at least 30 minutes.
    Form into 1-inch balls. Place slightly apart on baking sheet.
    Bake in 400 degrees oven about 20 minutes until cooked through and
    lightly browned. Meanwhile prepare Sherry-Orange Sauce. Add
    drained pork balls to sauce. Cook over medium heat until hot
    through, stirring gently. Remove from heat, gently stir in
    orange segments (reserved in Sherry-Orange Sauce recipe).
    Serve hot with cocktail picks for spearing. Makes about 5

    *Sherry-Orange Sauce:
    2 cans (11 oz. each) mandarin
    orange segments
    3/4 c. chicken broth or
    1/3 c. golden sherry
    2 Tbsp. each cornstarch and
    soy sauce
    Drain liquid from orange segments into 2 cup measure;
    reserve segments. Add broth to orange liquid to make 2 cups.
    Pour into 2 quart saucepan. Mix sherry, cornstarch and soy
    sauce; add to saucepan. Cook and stir over medium heat until
    smooth and thickened. Simmer 1 minute.
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    6 oz. pkg. orange Jell-O
    1 small can frozen orange
    16 oz. can crushed pineapple
    2 small cans mandarin orange
    slices, drained
    2 c. boiling water

    1/2 pt. whipping cream,
    1/2 c. sugar
    1 tsp. vanilla extract
    1 c. milk
    3 oz. box instant vanilla

    Dissolve orange Jell-O in 2 cups boiling water. Add 1
    small can frozen orange juice. Stir. Cool. Add to this: 16
    ounce can crushed pineapple and juice and 2 small cans mandarin
    orange slices (drained). Congeal.
    Topping: Mix 1/2 pint whipping cream, whipped, 1/2 cup
    sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Set aside. Mix milk and instant
    vanilla pudding. Beat together. Mix whipping cream mixture
    with pudding mixture. Mix well and spread on congealed Jell-O
    salad. It looks really pretty in a 9 x 13 x 2-inch clear glass
    baking dish. Makes 25 to 30 servings.
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    1 head lettuce
    2 cucumbers, pared and thinly
    1 bunch watercress (stems
    16 oz. Mandarin oranges,

    Break washed and dried lettuce and watercress into
    bite-size pieces in a large salad bowl. Reserve some whole
    watercress leaves for garnish. Arrange cucumber slices in a
    circle in center of bowl. Fill center with Mandarin oranges.
    Garnish with watercress. Just before serving, drizzle sesame
    seed dressing over salad and toss lightly.

    Sesame Seed Dressing:
    1/2 c. salad oil
    4 Tbsp. vinegar
    2 Tbsp. sugar
    2 Tbsp. juice from Mandarin
    2 tsp. soy sauce
    2 tsp. toasted sesame seed
    Combine salad oil with vinegar, sugar, juice from
    oranges, soy sauce and sesame seed in a jar. Cover and shake
    to mix.
    Other fruits (peaches, pineapple chunks, pears, etc.)
    can be substituted for the Mandarin oranges. Cucumbers look
    pretty when left unpeeled, scored deeply from top to bottom
    with the tines of a fork, and then sliced thin.
    Serve with Island Fruits with Creme De Menthe Sauce and
    Chicken Hawaii Kai. Both recipes are in this cookbook.
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    I keep a dozen mandarins slices separate to add to the top of the muffins, prior to bakingWink


    Coconut-Pineapple Muffins substitute mandarin oranges for pineapple, add orange essence

    2 cups flour

     1 Tablespoon baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon salt

     1/2 cup sugar
    1/2 cup flaked coconut

    1 egg
    1/4 cup oil

     1/3 cup milk
    1 teaspoon vanilla/ orange essence

    1 (8 oz) can crushed pineapple (undrained)/canned mandarins

    Combine first five ingredients. In separate bowl combine the remaining ingredients. Blend all together just until the dry ingredients are moistened. Spoon into paper lined muffin tins about 3/4 full. Bake at 400 for 15 minutes. Makes about 1 dozen muffins. Enjoy!

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    This is a favorite family salad.  As noted, sometimes I omit the chicken when it accompanies a big meal.



    1 can (11 oz.) mandarin oranges, drained (reserve juice) – set aside
    4 oz. (4 cups) fresh spinach *
    1 cucumber, seeded & chopped
    ½ cup red onion, chopped
    1 can of sliced water chestnuts (chop, if desired)
    1 ½ cups cooked chicken, chopped
    14-16 oz. frozen peas, slightly thawed
    5-6 eggs, coarsely chopped

    1 ½ cup mayonnaise
    1 ½ T. mustard
    1 ½ t. lemon juice
    ¼ t. coriander, opt.
    2 T. reserved mandarin orange juice

    Combine dressing ingredients. Set aside.

    Salad: Layer in 13” x 9” pan, in order given:
    1. Spinach, Cucumber, Red Onion, Water Chestnuts, Chicken, Peas, Eggs
    2. Spread dressing over salad. Place individual mandarin oranges on dressing, (in columns or decoratively).

    - I use one small (whole) bag of baby spinach
    - Tastes delicious with OR without the chicken (such as, when another main course is served)


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    FIVE CUP SALAD with Variations
    This is another tried and true salad. Make your own variations. Some people use heavy cream, whipped in place of sour cream. When I use maraschino cherries, I usually cut them in half.


    1 cup pineapple, drained (crushed, tidbits, or chunks)
    1 cup shredded coconut OR fresh grated coconut
    1 cup mandarin oranges, drained
    1 cup miniature marshmallows
    1 cup sour cream

    Stir together. Refrigerature a few hours.

    OPTIONAL Additions:
    1 small jar of red or green maraschino cherries, drained OR pitted fresh cherries
    1 cup of walnuts or pecans
    1 cup bing cherries
    1/2 to 1 cup dried cherries OR craisins



  • Re: good recipes using canned mandarin oranges

    Link to more mandarin orange recipes:


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    I make Mandarin Chicken.

    • Lightly flour chicken tenerloin or chicken breast cut up into chunks.
    • Fry and then drain on paper towels
    • Make a sauce with:
    • orange juice
    • soy sauce
    • corn starch
    • ginger and garlic powder
    • Optional: a few red pepper flakes
    • bring sauce to a boil and simmer a few minutes until thickened Amounts depend on how much chicken you use and how much extra sauce you want extra. Return chicken to pan.
    • Drain one can of mandarin oranges and stir in at the last few minutes,
    • Garnish with sliced green onion tops
    • serve over hot rice.
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    Grilled Chicken with Orange Cilantro Salsa

     1 c. mandarin oranges, drained, 1/4 cup juice reserved1 c. fresh chopped cilantro 1/2 c. sliced red onion 1/4 c. olive oil 1/4 c. red wine vinegar 1 t. diced jalapeno 1 t. salt 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves


    Combine oranges, cilantro, onion, olive oil, vinegar, jalapenos, reserved juice and salt in medium bowl. Cover; refrigerate salsa for at least 2 hours. Grill or broil chicken until golden on outside and no longer pink in center. Top each breast with salsa.