Orange Parfait

The next update to the Orange Obsession series: Orange Parfait

Ingredients

  • 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup fat-free milk
  • 1 (8 ounce) package reduced-fat cream cheese, cubed
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1 (11 ounce) can mandarin oranges
  • 1 (20 ounce) can unsweetened crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1 (8 ounce) container reduced-fat frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1/2 cup chocolate graham cracker crumbs, divided

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine gelatin and orange juice; let stand for 5 minutes. Heat milk until boiling; add to gelatin. Cool slightly. Transfer to a blender; cover and process for 30 seconds or until blended. Add the cream cheese, sugar, vanilla and orange peel; process until blended.
  2. Drain oranges, reserving juice; set oranges aside. Add pineapple and reserved juice to gelatin mixture; process until smooth. Fold in whipped topping.
  3. Place half of the oranges in eight parfait glasses. Layer with half of the gelatin mixture and 3 tablespoons of cracker crumbs. Repeat layers of gelatin and crumbs; top with remaining oranges. Chill for 4 hours. Sprinkle with remaining crumbs.
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