7 Layer Punchbowl Dessert

"Cool, light and refreshing. With springtime here and summer just around the corner, it can be served at showers, brunch or picnics. Low fat with alteration of ingredients. Cooking time includes the setting of jello and pudding."
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Ready In:
4hrs 25mins




  • Prepare jello and pudding according to directions on box; put in fridge until set, about 4 hours.
  • Follow directions as above, using the cool whip and berries as top garnish.
  • Chill until served.
  • Serve in a punch bowl or glass trifle bowl.

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  1. ratherbeswimmin
    I made this for a baby shower. It is absolutely scrumptious and very easy. I had to promise to make copies of this recipe for several ladies. Thanks for posting this.
  2. Manda
    OMG, TARA!!! This dessert is absolutely incredible!!! I used a 12 oz. angel food cake, a 15 oz. can of pineapple chunks, a 15 oz. can of fruit cocktail, a small can of mandarin oranges, and a 12 oz. container of cool-whip. I didn't have a punchbowl, so I made it in a regular large serving bowl. Also, I only had time, in my cooking frenzy for the 4th of July, to let the Jello set until slightly thickened (pourable) Then I refrigerated the entire dessert for 2 1/2-3 hrs. It turned out wonderful, and everyone in my family wants the recipe. The taste reminded me of a banana split. Next time, I will double the recipe because noone could get enough of this stuff!! Wonderful, refreshing blend of tastes and textures!! 5+5+5....stars!! Thank you!! ~Manda
  3. _Pixie_
    This dessert is just beautiful and so light and cool. I made a reduced sugar variation of this as follows: angelfood cake, 2 packs diet strawberry jello (cut in cubes), 1 tin (no sugar added) pineapple chunks, 1 tin (no sugar added) crushed pineapple, unsweetened flaked coconut to cover, 2 tins (no sugar added) mandarin oranges, 2 packs diet vanilla pudding prepared with low fat milk, diet cool whip. It makes a ton and the taste is unbelieveable. Thanks for the fantastic recipe, I'll be making this again!
  4. Britt Os sweetie pie
    I can't believe that I have not already gave this a 5 star. I have made this at least 15+ times and thought I had reviewed it but when pulling it back up I noticed I had not. The only thing I do different is use Strawberry/banana jello and Strawberry cool whip. If it is strawberry season I top with strawberries. This looks like I'm Martha Stewart as it is so goooood and elegant at the same time. This is one of the recipes you keep going back to as it is light, delicious and beautiful!!!! Thanks for a wonderful desert
  5. Stephanie S.
    What a beautiful and light dessert. I made this for a taste of spring and summer in the middle of winter and we loved it. I can see where it would be great for a summer treat. Its easy to put together and looks so good in a pretty glass bowl. Thank you for sharing.


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