My great grandmother made this every holiday. Simply unmold onto a pretty serving plate and watch your guests or your family ooh and ahh. Makes a pretty and wonderful dessert.

Linda
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Dissolve the cherry gelatin in 1 cup of boiling water. When dissolved, stir in 1/2 cup of cold water and pour into an eight or nine inch square pan. Refrigerate until firm. Repeat this process with the lime and orange flavors.

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  • In a small sauce pan, mix together the lemon gelatin with the pineapple syrup. Bring the mixture to a boil while stirring constantly. When the gelatin is dissolved, set aside and allow to cool to room temperature until thick.

  • Once the cherry, lime, and orange gelatin is firm, cut into 1 to 2 inch cubes. Beat the whip cream into stiff peaks, and fold it into the lemon pineapple mixture. Fold the gelatin cubes into the whipped cream mixture.

  • Pour the gelatin and whipped cream mixture into a buttered and graham cracker crumb dusted 9 inch tube pan. Chill for several hours before unmolding.

Nutrition Facts

437.9 calories; 5.6 g protein; 47.1 g carbohydrates; 93 mg cholesterol; 276.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
04/25/2003
I wasn't sure what I was suppose to do with the butter and graham cracker crumbs. Do I use them as I would use grease and flour for a cake pan or use it like melted butter and graham crumbs in a crust like cheesecake. I ended up just not using that part and mixed up jello and pineapple juice mixture in a bowl and it was a hit at my sons first birthday party. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
10/22/2004
My step-kids wouldn't even eat this. Was a lot of hassle to make something that was pretty but not really edible. It nearly all went to waste. Read More
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34 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
04/25/2003
I wasn't sure what I was suppose to do with the butter and graham cracker crumbs. Do I use them as I would use grease and flour for a cake pan or use it like melted butter and graham crumbs in a crust like cheesecake. I ended up just not using that part and mixed up jello and pineapple juice mixture in a bowl and it was a hit at my sons first birthday party. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2002
I've never made a geletin salad in my life.:) I've made jello but never been creative about it. Considering this was the first one I've ever tried (pressured into it for Thanksgiving) I consider this recipe to be tops. It looks difficult but even my 6 year old had fun with it. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2011
I don't even like jello very much but this stuff is good! I helped my 13 y.o. make this and it looked like we had a science project going on! A couple of tips if you have a springform pan use it! Mine has a tube pan insert so it was perfect. Makes it effortless to unmold this. I noticed several reviews where people were wondering what to do with the butter and crumbs. Just butter the bottom of the pan and scatter the crumbs in shake around and dump out the excess. Vanilla wafers worked great for us. Make sure the pineapple is in syrup not juice the thickness and sweetness is important. Also I think using real whipping cream is a must forget the coolwhip...too thick and artificial tasting. This makes such a pretty dessert perfect for summer cook-outs! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/19/2002
My family enjoyed eating this. I was a little disappointed in how it looked. i read that it was beautiful but mine didn't turn out that way. After they tasted it everyone loved it and wanted more. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/10/2004
I added this to my Christmas dinner buffet table and it looked great and tasted fabulous!! (I opted to omit the graham crackers) I doubled the recipe and put it in a bunt pan. Easy to make the day before!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/24/2003
This was GREAT! I made it for my daughter's birthday party and everyone loved it and there wasn't any left by the end of the party; that RARELY happens with jello. I omitted the graham cracker topping I thought it would ruin the look. I actually don't have a gelatin mold; I used a bundt cake pan and it worked out perfectly. This is a PERFECT gelatin salad for those of us who don't like fruit floating in our jello! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
10/22/2004
My step-kids wouldn't even eat this. Was a lot of hassle to make something that was pretty but not really edible. It nearly all went to waste. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2005
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Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2002
I made this for Thanksgiving dinner. It was VERY easy to make looked BEAUTIFUL on the table and tasted GREAT! What more can you ask for in a recipe?! THANKS for a wonderful recipe. Read More
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