By poo235 on April 17, 2007
Photo by jswinks
Photo by jswinks
"My mom has been making this simple and delicious dessert for years. You can easily make this for other holidays by using different colored gelatins (e.g. try black cherry and orange for Halloween). IMPORTANT: Make sure that the bottom two layers are chilled long enough to become firm and that the top layer is cool before pouring in step 4 or the top layer will go under the cream cheese layer and not make the pretty layered dessert that you want."
Serving Size: 1 (40 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 24
"This is one of those 'traditional' desserts, and oh so yummy! I was a little worried it would all fit in the pan, and it does (within about 1/4"). I recommend pouring the top layer while the pan is IN the fridge to avoid sloshy spills. Also, I wasn't sure if I was supposed to follow the "traditional" preparation method on the jello (versus quick set or jigglers), but I did, and turned out fine so I guess that was right! I used one large box for the blue and red. Happy 4th! (The second photo I uploaded was from this year when I put them in 2oz shot glasses and served with demitasse spoons. so great for the kids! After 12 glasses, I still had enough to make a 8x8 pan as well)."
"Made a fun and festive dessert for 4th of July. Thanks for sharing the recipe!"
"Such a pretty salad. The kids loved it."
"A cute, festive dessert for the 4th of July."
"I have made this, but if I am taking it to a outdoor function, I add 2 packages of Knox Unflavored Gelatin to EACH layer.<br/>This allows it to keep its form much longer.<br/>I also make it in an metal pan, then place it in a ice bath. The metal pan allows for the ice to keep it cool, unlike plastic or glass, which are poor heat (cold) conductors."
"I made this yesterday for a family 4th of July picnic. I wish I could say it was a success, but it was not. The heat caused the layers to melt together in a matter of 15 minutes into a sticky, soupy mess - even with the pan bottom on ice and in the shade. I can't comment on the flavor since I thew the whole pan away and I'm holding off on rating this recipe for that reason. I am writing this review to caution others that this is NOT a good dish to take to an outdoor picnic if it will not be consumed immediately."
"I loved this recipe! I made it completely sugar-free for my diabetic father, (including using sugar-free cool whip) and used orange and red for Thanksgiving (fall colors). I also used the quick set method for all but the lemon middle. Everyone liked this and didn't think it tasted sugar free. I'm going to make this again for Christmas with red & green."
"I'm a little late reviewing but I made this for the 4th and it was delicious. I don't even like jello but I made it for the kids that were coming, I think I may have eaten more than they did! I used the quick set method for the jello and it worked out. So I guess you could do it either way. I loved it and it looked great. I used watermelon jello for the red though, and it was deelish. Thanks for an awesome recipe."
"Ok I really enjoyed this recipe but had a major problem on my side. I did not realize that my metal cake pan had a crack and therefore it made a huge mess all over and I ended up having to put a layer of paper towels in my fridge so the jello could set at least. That being said the blue was rather a small amount. I also used strawberry jello instead of raspberry. Made this fourth of July and decorated it with whipped cream to make it look like a flag (kind of)"
"Wow, Yummy, Wow! We made enough for 8 servings using just 1 box of strawberry jello and using individual ramekins. The filling (ours was cream cheese with strawberry jello) is so delicious and goes great between the jello layers. This made it like a 'Jello Strawberry Shortcake' and is sooooo good! Thanks so much for posting, We'll definitely be making this again. :)"
"This was a hit on the 4th of July! Took it to our friends house for a 4th BBQ. Very easy to make and tasted mmmmm good. I cut it in squares, put a squirt of whipped cream with a 1/2 a strawberry on top of each piece to serve. I will make it again for other holidays using other colors of Jell-O. Thank you for posting it."
"This was a big hit with my family for the 4th of July! It was so simple and looked wonderful when cut. We loved the creamy white layer. Thanks for posting."