Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Mango Mold - A Family Tradition

Still enjoying our Easter Dinner
Mango Mold
is our traditional favorite!
(It's the orange dish in the middle of my collage.)

It was a given that Mango Mold would be included in our Easter dinner. It can be served as a salad or as a dessert... so why make yourself wait until the end of the meal??

Mango Mold

2 (3 oz.) pkgs. lemon gelatin
1 (3 oz.) pkg. orange gelatin
2 1/2 c. boiling water
1 (29 oz.) can or jar mangos with juice
I used fresh mangos since my husband had brought in a case. I just weighed
them as I peeled and cut them up.
1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese
1/4 c. lemon juice - I use fresh

Dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Blend mangos, juice (since I used fresh, they were so juicy I didn't worry about the liquid), cream cheese and lemon juice in a blender. Combine gelatin and blended ingredients. Pour into a mold or large shallow pan. Let congeal for 24 hours. Makes about 12-15 servings.

The rest of our meal consisted of ham, pork loin, papaya/pineapple salsa (recipe on this blog), candied carrots, green beans amondine, wild rice with raisins and nuts, deviled eggs, rolls, wine, ice tea, Easter Bunny Cake (made by a friend) and carrot cake.

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Rita said...

Sounds like a good tradition to me! I will certainly try your Mango Mold. I'm so glad that you had a good holiday.

Babs said...

Karen, I'm going to try your mango mold because I absolutely LOVE, LOVE mangos. A grocery store near us makes mango-key lime pie and it's to die for. The papays-pineapple salsa sounds like a winner and so does your Easter menu. Yum. gosh I'm hungry and it's bedtime. :)

Prior said...

Yum, I've made something similar, but want to try your recipe. I think it is neat to have food traditions.

Theresa said...

Look delicious! My Husband just bought mangos at our fruit stand:) Beautiful table full of goodies, AWESOME! Have a blessed day!