Classic Orange Fluff {aka Orange Pineapple Salad}

October 30, 2014
One of the ultimate classic comfort foods ~ Orange Pineapple Salad.  Or as we call it in our house, Orange Fluff.  It's classic for a reason ~ because it's just plain good.

Classic Orange Pineapple Salad image, made with orange gelatin.  Classic for a reason ~ because it's just plain good.

As a food blogger, sometimes meals in our house are ... well ... a little weird.  See, our meals often revolve around what I'm working on for the blog.  Which means depending on what I'm creating, we may eat virtually the same thing for days in a row ... Over and over and over again as I make little tweaks or test a recipe.

Or, we end up eating a kind of strange combination of things.  Because I've been working on different recipes for brands.  Or articles for a site to which I contribute.  Or, as is typically the case, all of these things at once.

And eating a strange combination of things is just exactly what happened the other day.  Let's just call it our orange meal ...

Not orange flavored.

Orange colored.

Yes, I looked at our dinner table the other night and noticed everything on it was orange.  {Or at least orange-y, anyway.}

I had made a big bowl of Orange Pineapple Salad ... or Orange 'Fluff' as we call it ... to just have around in the fridge.  It's one of my hubby's favorites.  So I make it a lot.

Classic Orange Fluff {aka Orange Pineapple Salad} image

We had remnants of it left in the fridge, so I pulled it out for dinner.

Then I pulled out a big pot of this Roasted Butternut Squash Chili.  My Mom created this recipe, and I had made a big batch while working on creating a variation with meat.

Oh, did I mention? ... Cooked butternut squash's color ...  =  orange.

Roasted Butternut Squash Chili

Finally I pulled out a big platter of Buffalo wings, both baked and fried, ... because I'd just finished photographing a series on how to make Buffalo wings for a site to which I contribute.

Buffalo wings' color?? ... = orange.

So as you can see, sometimes our meals are ... weird, to say the least.  A strange collection of things like Orange Fluff, Butternut Squash Chili, and Buffalo wings.

And in this case, all of them happened to be ... orange.  Pretty appropriate for the week of Halloween, don't you think?

Happy Halloween everybody! However you celebrate {or don't celebrate}, have fun and be safe!!

Classic Orange Fluff {aka Orange Pineapple Salad} photo

Classic Orange Fluff Salad {aka Orange-Pineapple Jello Salad}
Source:  My mother-in-law, and about 1,000 different church cookbooks
(Printable recipe)

  • 1 (8 oz.) container Cool Whip
  • 1 (16 oz.) container sour cream
  • 1 (3 oz.) package orange gelatin
  • 3 c. mini marshmallows
  • 1 (20 oz.) can crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 (15 oz.) can mandarin oranges, drained
  1. Combine Cool Whip and sour cream until smooth. Stir in dry gelatin mix until well blended. Stir in marshmallows; then gently fold in pineapple and mandarin oranges.
  2. Refrigerate several hours or overnight.


  1. Yum! This looks good. I might have to try this. I just tried pineapple a few days ago for the first time ever. After 30 years I'm mad because it's sp gppd and i've been missing out! Haha, Happy Friday!

    1. So glad you tried pineapple, Leslie! Yes, it is soooooo good! Enjoy the orange fluff!

  2. Your Orange Fluff looks delicious! I'm a big fan of the fluffs! I'd love for you to share this at my Creative Ways Link Party that just went live at 8pm tonight. Hope to see you there!

  3. This looks so good! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

  4. Your Orange Fluff look awesome! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you stay warm and cozy on this cold day.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  5. I love Orange Fluff. I love how you call it Orange Fluff! I never knew that sour cream goes into it. I always love it when this is found at parties I go to.

    -Natalie A.

  6. I have always loved having these "fluffs" at family holidays and have never tried one myself, you make it sound so easy, and I love all of the variations that can be done with it! Thanks so much for sharing at Celebrate Your Story!


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