Cranberry-orange dessert

1/2 cups boiling water

1 pkg. (6 oz.) JELL-O Cranberry Flavor Gelatin
1 can (16 oz.) whole berry cranberry sauce
1-1/2 cups cold water
1-1/2 cupsHONEY MAID Graham Cracker Crumbs
1/2 cup sugar, divided
1/2 cupbutter or margarine, melted
1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1 tub (12 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed
1 can (11 oz.) mandarin orange segments, drained


ADD boiling water to gelatin mix in large bowl; stir 2 min. until completely dissolved.  Add cranberry sauce; stir until melted.  Stir in cold water.  Refrigerate 1-1/4 hours or until slightly thickened.

MEANWHILE, mix graham crumbs, 1/4 cup sugar and butter; press onto bottom of 13×9-inch dish.  Refrigerate until ready to use.

BEAT cream cheese and remaining sugar in large bowl with whisk until well blended.  Stir in 3 cups COOL WHIP.  Spread over crust.  Stir oranges into gelatin mixture; pour over cream cheese layer.

REFRIGERATE 3 hours or until firm.  Serve topped with remaining COOL WHIP.


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