This recipe came from Rose Coughlan, Nana Betty’s best friend’s mother and neighbor when they lived in Bogota, New Jersey. Robin ended up making this dish for many holiday gatherings.
1 (3 oz) package orange Jell-O
1 ¼ cups boiling water or orange juice
1 can mandarin oranges, drained
½ cup mayonnaise
1 (3 oz) package cream cheese
¼ cup chopped nuts
¼ tsp nutmeg
¼ tsp cinnamon
Dissolve Jell-O in boiling water or juice. Chill until slightly thickened. Place oranges in mold and just cover with Jell-O. Chill until set. Reserve the remainder of Jell-O and do not allow to set. Mix together the mayonnaise, cream cheese, chopped nuts and spices. When Jell-O is set, add the cream cheese mixture and then the remainder of the Jell-O. Chill and serve.