7-layer Jello

7-layer Jello created by Jan in Lanark

Very Good! Can change jello flavors to any flavor or color you want. My Mom makes this for get togethers and always get rave reviews. Use can use red and green for Christmas and so on. From THANK HEAVEN FOR HOME MADE COOKS cookbook. Use a 9 x 13 dish. Preferably glass because this is such a beautiful looking salad. Careful when adding the layers. Start out spooning it on and then tip pan and pour out over spoon as not to mix the layers. Worth the wait. Can use sugar-free jello, fat free evaporated milk, and lite cool whip.

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1hr 20mins
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  • 1st Layer.
  • Boil 3/4 cup hot water. Add black cherry jello and stir until dissolved. Remove from heat and add 3/4 cup cold water. Stir. Pour into dish and chill for 40 minutes.
  • 2nd Layer.
  • Boil 1/2 cup hot water. Add Cherry jello and stir until dissolved. Remove from heat and add 1/2 cup cold water and 1/2 cup evaporated milk. Stir and gently pour over top of 1st layer. Chill for 30 minutes.
  • 3rd Layer.
  • Boil 3/4 cup hot water. Add lime jello and stir until dissolved. Remove from heat and add 3/4 cup cold water. Stir and gently pour over 2nd layer. Chill for 30 minutes.
  • 4th Layer.
  • Boil 1/2 cup hot water. Add lemon jello and stir until dissolved. Remove from heat and add 1/2 cup cold water and 1/2 cup evaporated milk. Stir and gently pour over 3rd layer. Chill for 30 minutes.
  • 5th Layer.
  • Boil 3/4 cup hot water. Add orange jello and stir until dissolved. Remove from heat and add 3/4 cup cold water. Stir and gently pour over 4th layer. Chill for 30 minutes.
  • 6th Layer.
  • Boil 1/2 cup hot water. Add raspberry jello and stir until dissolved. Remove from heat and add 1/2 cup cold water and 1/2 cup evaporated milk. Stir and gently pour over 5th layer. Chill 30 minutes.
  • 7th Layer
  • Boil 3/4 cup hot water. Add strawberry jello and stir until dissolved. Remove from heat and add 3/4 cup cold water. Stir and gently pour over 6th layer. Chill.
  • Then spread with cool whip and top with pecans.
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"Very Good! Can change jello flavors to any flavor or color you want. My Mom makes this for get togethers and always get rave reviews. Use can use red and green for Christmas and so on. From THANK HEAVEN FOR HOME MADE COOKS cookbook. Use a 9 x 13 dish. Preferably glass because this is such a beautiful looking salad. Careful when adding the layers. Start out spooning it on and then tip pan and pour out over spoon as not to mix the layers. Worth the wait. Can use sugar-free jello, fat free evaporated milk, and lite cool whip."

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  1. Jan in Lanark
    7-layer Jello Created by Jan in Lanark
  2. Scott Rini
    My mom used to make this for summer parties when I was young. However, when she made it, she used the non-flavored gelatin for the inbetween layers. I found this and remade it and it was pretty amazing. At first, we used the flavors of jello shown, but then we experimented with it on our own. This is a perfect adaptation of an old classic. Thanks so much to the original poster.
  3. Tracy Jayne
    This is a great treat. Making it does require some patience but the taste is well worth it. I think next time I will try blue raspberry instead of raspberry for an added color. Thanks so much!!
  4. ChristineD 22
    this recipe has been in my family for years, however when my gramma died the recipe went with her THANK YOU so much for posting this, I thought that i would never find it again. My gramma used to put it in 2 med sized clear bowls so you could see the pretty colors THANK YOU AGAIN for posting this awesome recipe.
  5. happygurl06
    I have made something very similar with coconut milk insead of evaporated milk... I used a jelly ring and turned it out and it looked FANTASTIC and was definitly worth the time just for the effect and it is sooo cheap as a dessert option. I found the best way to check when o pour on the next layer was when it just sticks to your finger a bit.
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