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Sawdust Salad

Rated as 4.48 out of 5 Stars
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"This is a fruit salad/dessert which my family has always called Sawdust Salad because of the toasted coconut on top."
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Ingredients

2 h 30 m servings 485
Original recipe yields 12 servings

Directions

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  1. In a large bowl, combine the lemon and orange gelatin powders and add the boiling water. Stir until the powders are dissolved, then stir the drained pineapple and marshmallows into the mixture and chill until firm.
  2. While the gelatin mixture is chilling, whisk together the pineapple juice, sugar, eggs and flour in a medium saucepan and cook over medium heat until thick. Stir constantly and do not allow mixture to scorch. Remove from heat and let before spreading over the congealed gelatin mixture.
  3. Toss the sliced bananas with the lemon juice to prevent browning of the fruit. Drain the fruit and layer the sliced bananas over the custard mixture.
  4. Mix the whipped topping mix as directed on the packages and beat in the cream cheese until smooth. Spread over the bananas and sprinkle with the toasted coconut. Chill for several hours before serving.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 485 calories; 10.3 92.1 5 52 199 Full nutrition

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This was good, but I would make a few changes next time. Our family uses cheese instead of coconut (like others mentioned). I think doubling the custard would be great, and halving the marshma...

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I made this to serve at a potluck. The recipe was not too clear. When adding hot water to the gelatin powder, no amount of water was given. Since there were 2 packages of jello I used a total of...

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I made this to serve at a potluck. The recipe was not too clear. When adding hot water to the gelatin powder, no amount of water was given. Since there were 2 packages of jello I used a total of...

This was good, but I would make a few changes next time. Our family uses cheese instead of coconut (like others mentioned). I think doubling the custard would be great, and halving the marshma...

I made this because I wanted a different jello salad for a Sunday dinner. It was totally awesome. Worth the effort. My family loved it. Thanks for the recipe, Diana. I will make it again an...

My church has an annual fundaiser luncheon, and I made this salad for the most recent one. Everyone asked for the recipe; one lady even called me at work to ask if I was the one who had prepare...

I had to throw most of this dish away...my family didn't like it. The ingredients just don't go together...it was an odd combination.

WOW!! Very good recipe--My recipe is exactly like this one, but omits the banana, and instead of coconut, adds shredded cheddar cheese on top..Will try this version soon...

I was looking for something different to do with Jell-O and found this recipe. The first time I made it I followed directions exactly, everyone loved it. Its a little time comsuming, but worth t...

I made this salad to take to someone's house on Christmas and it was a huge hit. The blend of orange and lemon jello results in a tangerine flavor. I would cut the amount of miniture marshmall...

Good. I use the juice reserved from draining the crushed pineapple and top off with shredded cheddar cheese instead of coconut