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Gelatin Fruit Salad Recipe

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This recipe for Gelatin Fruit Salad, by , is from The Allen Family Cookbook , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Edith Allen
Added: Monday, April 7, 2008


2 cups boiling water, divided
1 pkg (3 oz) lemon-flavored gelatin
2 cups ice cubes, divided
1 pkg (3 oz) orange-flavored gelatin
1 can (20 oz) crushed pineapple, liquid drained and reserved
2 cups miniature marshmallows
3 large bananas, sliced
1/2 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese

Cooked Salad Dressing:

1 cup reserved pineapple juice
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg beaten
2 Tbs. cornstarch
1 Tbs. butter or margarine
1 cup whipped topping

In a mixing bowl, combine 1 cup water and lemon gelatin. Add 1 cup ice cubes, stirring until melted. Add pineapple. Pour into a 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in baking pan. Refrigerate until set. Repeat with orange gelatin, remaining water and ice. Stir in marshmallows. Pour over lemon layer; refrigerate until set.

For dressing, combine pineapple juice, sugar, egg, cornstarch and butter in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickened. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

The next day, arrange bananas over gelatin. Combine dressing with whipped topping; spread over bananas. Sprinkle with cheese.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
12-15 servings




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