Jello Dessert Recipes

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May 19, 2010

Red Jello on White PlateThis is a delicious Jello dessert with a couple of surprises in it. It is sometimes called a salad, but as you'll see, it's really an interesting dessert with an awesome flavor.




Mix sugar and pineapple in small saucepan. Bring to a boil while stirring. Remove from heat. Set aside and allow to cool.

Add 1 cup boiling water to lemon Jello and stir to dissolve. Stir in pineapple-sugar mixture. Allow to thoroughly cool. Stir in shredded cheese and chopped pecans. Refrigerate. Allow to congeal slightly, then stir in Cool Whip. Refrigerate 4-6 hours or until ready to serve.

This can be really dressed up for a party by adding a swirl of whipped cream to the top of each serving. Add a maraschino cherry and a mint leaf or two.

Servings: 6-8
Time:10 Minutes Preparation Time - must be made ahead
5 Minutes Cooking Time

Source: From my daughter who makes this for me almost every time we go to visit them. The payback is, I have to make her cinnamon rolls before I leave. :-)


By Julia from Boca Raton, FL

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Bronze Post Medal for All Time! 146 Posts
March 29, 2010

This is a sweet tip especially here at Easter when you might like to serve pastel colored Jello. Make up large or small packages of Jello using only half the suggested amount of boiling water. Be sure to stir it really well so that it's completely dissolved.


May 10, 2010

Combine sugar, cornstarch, and water in saucepan. Cook until thick and clear. Add jello and stir until dissolved. Use as a filling in pies or as a topping for cream cakes.


August 9, 2011

Lovely on a hot summer's day; just serve with cream or ice cream.


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March 29, 2010

Add boiling water to gelatin. Stir until gelatin is dissolved. Add can of pineapple with juice. Refrigerate until mixture is fairly set. Fold in finely grated cheese and Cool Whip.


January 11, 2008

This is a very simple but classy desert. Would be great after a candlelit dinner. The ingredients are for 2, 4, 6, depends how you build it.


February 18, 2008

This is a great and quick dessert. You take one large Jello gelatin, any kind you like, one container of Cool Whip, 1 container of cottage cheese, the smaller size, and about a cup of cut up nuts.


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March 2, 2010

Drain the pineapple and reserve the juice. Add water to make 1 cup, heat until mixture is boiling. Dissolve the jello in the boiling liquid. Cool. Stir in ginger ale slowly. Chill until partly set.


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December 13, 2008

In a small bowl, combine 1 cup of the boiling water and 1 package of Jello. Stir until dissolved. Add 1 of the cut quarters of ice cream to the Jello and stir until it melts.


Pour the Jello and ice cream into a 9x13 pan.


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March 12, 2008

This is one of my children's favorites: Add recommended amount of boiling water to jello to dissolve. In place of cold water, add an equal amount of orange sherbert. Stir to dissolve. Place in refrigerator.


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July 23, 2012

This is an apricot lover's dream. You can also add chopped pieces of apricot, if you would like, though the recipe does not call for that.


July 7, 2012

Easy, cool, no bake, low calorie, even good for breakfast.


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November 22, 2006

Recipe for Jeweled Jello Dessert. In a small bowl dissolve strawberry, grape, lime and orange gelatin each separately in 1 cup boiling water each. Cool, then add 1/2 cup cold water to each and pout into loaf pans 8x5x3 inch coated with nonstick spray.


February 15, 2006

Melt the jelly and mix the crushed pineapple into it. Dissolve the gelatin in 1 cup of the juice from the pineapple.


Mix the gelatin mixture into the jelly mixture and heat to dissolve. Cool until partially set.


January 27, 2006

Make Strawberry Flavor Jello according to package directions. Chill and then add a can of drained Mandarin Oranges when partially jelled...


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November 7, 2007

Does anyone out there have the recipe for Cranberry Fluff - About 30/35 years ago I had a recipe for a salad called cranberry fluff. It contained fresh cranberrys, walnuts, mini marshmallows and red jello, among other things. It just filled the old Tupperware Wonderlier bowl. I lost the recipe years ago and have been trying to find it again. Thank you for your help.

Sheri from Rathdrum, Idaho

Editors Note: Here is a link to a recipe for Cranberry Fluff without red jello: Cranberry Fluff


By MELISSA (Guest Post)
November 8, 20070 found this helpful

4 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
3 cups miniature marshmallows
3/4 cup sugar
2 cups finely chopped peeled tart apples
1/2 cup halved green grapes


1/2 cup chopped nuts
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup whipping cream, whipped

Place cranberries in a food processor or blender; cover and process until finely chopped. Transfer to a bowl; add the marshmallows and sugar. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight. Just before serving, stir in the apples, grapes, nuts and salt. Fold in whipped cream.


By Becky (Guest Post)
November 9, 20070 found this helpful


1 pkg. cherry Jello
1 c. hot water
1 lb. can whole cranberry sauce
1 c. sour cream
1/2 c. diced celery
1/4 c. chopped walnuts

Dissolve gelatin in hot water. Let chill until slightly thickened. Beat cranberry sauce until saucy. Stir into gelatin with celery and walnuts.
Fold in sour cream. Pour into mold and chill until firm.

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