2-1/2 cups boiling water 3 pkg. (4-serving size each) JELL-O Brand Cherry Flavor Gelatin 2-3/4 cups cold water 1 can (15 oz.) mandarin orange segments, drained 4 oz. (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened 2 Tbsp. sugar 1 tub (8 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed
STIR boiling water into dry gelatin in medium bowl at least 2 minutes until completely dissolved. Stir in cold water. Refrigerate about 1-1/4 hours or until slightly thickened (consistency of unbeaten egg whites). Reserve a few orange segments for garnish. Gently stir remaining orange segments into gelatin; set aside.
BEAT cream cheese and sugar in separate medium bowl with wire whisk until well blended. Stir in whipped topping. Spoon into 2-1/2-quart serving bowl; cover with gelatin mixture.
REFRIGERATE 2 hours or until firm. Garnish with reserved orange segments.
Makes 16 servings, about 1/2 cup each
How To Soften Cream Cheese: Place measured amount of cream cheese in microwavable bowl. Microwave on HIGH 10 seconds or until slightly softened.