Prep 6 hrs
Cook 0 mins
I was just tickled with this recipe. Many years ago I had a similar recipe that used fresh strawberries and strawberry jello; it was very pretty and very tasty and I was sad when I lost my copy. But I like orange-pineapple even more than strawberries, so this recipe, found in a Jell-O cookbook, is a newfound treasure! Serve as a sweet salad, or a dessert. Perfect for a potluck or bbq.
- 1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple, undrained
- cold orange juice, as needed
- 1 1⁄2 cups boiling water
- 1 (6 ounce) package orange gelatin (or 2 3oz pkgs)
- 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
- Drain pineapple well, reserving juice.
- Place pineapple juice in a 2-cup measuring cup and add enough cold orange juice to make 1 1/2 cups liquid.
- Place orange jello in a large bowl and add boiling water; stir at least 2 minutes or until jello is completely dissolved.
- Stir pineapple/orange juice into jello.
- Reserve one cup of the jello mixture; leave this at room temperature.
- Stir half of the crushed pineapple into jello mixture in bowl; pour into a 6 cup mold that you've sprayed with nonstick cooking spray (like Pam).
- Refrigerate mold about two hours, or until set but not firm-- mixture should stick to your finger when touched, and should mound.
- Place cream cheese into mixing bowl and stir in reserved gelatin (what you've been keeping at room temp); whisk well until smooth.
- Stir in remaining crushed pineapple; spoon this mixture over gelatin layer in mold.
- Refrigerate for 4 hours or until firm; unmold and serve.
This is a very nice summer dish. Light and so refreshing. Makes for a very pretty presentation. I took this to a pot luck BBQ and it was a hit!!! (I should have make two of them). Thanks for sharing this, Lennie.
This light treat is easy and seems amazingly rich even when made with sugar free gelatin and low fat or fat free cream cheese. I've tried variations with different fruit/juice and gelatin flavors that also work well--though orange-pineapple is hard to beat!
This is a lovely light dessert, specially in summer, and so easy to assemble. And, the BIG bonus...it doesn't contain Coolwhip...us Kiwis can't get that stuff. Thankyou for sharing this, Lennie.