Karen's Melon-Chees Molds (Vintage Gelatin Dessert)

Total Time
4hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 4 hrs

This gelatin dessert apparently came from my sister in law Karen's recipe collection. The title is typed exactly as it appears on the recipe card! It's a great, funky old recipe the sort of thing I grew up with in the deep south as a kid -- I'm not surprised, because Karen spent several years living and working in Louisiana and Tennessee at the same time. NB: Times listed are very approximate, because you have to wait for the gelatin to set up -- it could take longer!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Dissolve gelatin and sugar in boiling water.
  2. Add Sprite.
  3. Chill 1 1/4 cups of the mixture until thickened.
  4. Set aside remainder of mixture at room temperature.
  5. Add melon cubes to thickened gelatin.
  6. Chill in 1 quart mold until set, but not firm.
  7. Gradually blend reserved gelatin into cream cheese.
  8. Chill cream cheese mixture until very thick.
  9. Beat cream cheese mixture until fluffy.
  10. Spoon beaten cream cheese mixture over fruit layer in mold.
  11. Chill until firm.
  12. Gently dip mold into hot water for a few seconds, then carefully invert over plate and unmold.