Sawdust Salad

READY IN: 4hrs 20mins
Top Review by Scotty Callies Mom

Fantastic! My mom used to make this when I was a child. Her recipe called for cheddar cheese on top instead of the coconut. It really complimented the rest of the ingredients.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. 1st Step: Dissolve the lemon and orange Jello in 2 C.
  2. of boiling water, then add the drained pineapple and mini-marshmallows.
  3. Mix together well, pour into a 13x9 serving dish, and chill until firm.
  4. 2nd Step: Add enough pineapple juice to the reserved juice that was drained from the crushed pineapple, to equal 2 C.
  5. In a medium, heavy saucepan combine this juice with the sugar, beaten eggs, and the flour.
  6. Whisk together until combined and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickened.
  7. ***Caution:this mixture scorches easily.
  8. Let cool and spread over the congealed Jello mixture.
  9. 3rd Step: Toss the sliced bananas in a small amount of lemon juice and spread the slices evenly over the custard layer.
  10. 4th Step: Mix the Dream Whip according to the package directions, then beat in the cream cheese until smooth.
  11. Spread this mixture over the top of the sliced bananas and sprinkle with toasted coconut.
  12. Chill for several hours before serving.

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