Jelly Orange Slices

Whether you call these ‘jello’ or jelly’ orange slices – these are a fun children’s party treat that are easy to make, taste delicious and look very enticing.

Jelly is gluten-free, but it’s always best to check the packaging each time, just to be sure some hidden gluten nasties haven’t found their way in.

Orange Jello Slices on a party platter

For a recent birthday party at home, we went with the traffic light colours of red (raspberry), green (lime) and orange and they were very popular.

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Ingredients To Make Jelly Orange Slices

To create these jelly orange slices yourself, you will need the following:

ingredients required to make jelly orange slices
  • Oranges
  • Boxes of jelly

A muffin tray will also come in very handy for holding the orange halves in place while the jelly sets.

Instructions

Mix up your jelly crystals according to the packet and allow to cool slightly.

oranges cut in half and flesh removed
Wash and cut the oranges in half top to bottom (so you don’t get leaky oranges). Remove all flesh and juice from each orange.

oranges cut in half
Sit the orange halves into a muffin tray so they are stable. Pour in the jelly liquid and allow to set in the fridge.

set the jelly oranges in the fridge
Once the jelly is set, cut each orange half into half again to create orange jellies!

Hint: make sure to cut the orange top to bottom so that you aren’t creating any leaky holes in the orange halves! Use a tablespoon to gently remove the orange flesh and juice, again without creating any holes in the orange skin.

Orange Jelly Slices

Jelly Oranges

Whether you call these 'jello' or 'jelly' orange slices – these are a fun children's party treat that are easy to make, taste delicious and look very enticing.
4.75 from 4 votes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Refrigerator Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Course Party Food
Servings 36 slices

Equipment

  • 1 Muffin Tray

Ingredients
  

  • 9 Oranges
  • 3 boxes Jelly Crystals

Instructions
 

  • Wash and cut oranges in half (from top to bottom).
    9 Oranges
  • Gently scoop out the flesh and juice from each orange half and sit them in the muffin tray.
  • Make up the jelly crystals according to the packet instructions.
    3 boxes Jelly Crystals
  • Pour the jelly mixture into the orange cups and refrigerate until the jelly is completely set (usually at least 4 hours).
  • Using a sharp knife, cut each orange half into half again and plate them for serving.
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Storage

Store the set jelly oranges in an airtight container in the refrigerator. These will keep well for a few days.

These ingredients aren’t suitable for freezing.

Top tip

I usually make these the day before so that I know the jelly will be set firmly enough.

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