This was a Christmas tradition at my Grandma Phillips'.


Recipe Summary

10 mins
5 mins
8 hrs
8 hrs 15 mins
8 servings


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Stir lemon gelatin and boiling water in a bowl until gelatin has dissolved; set aside to cool.

  • Stir crushed pineapple with juice and sugar together in a small saucepan over medium heat until sugar has dissolved and mixture comes to a simmer. Set pineapple mixture aside to cool.

  • Transfer cooled gelatin and pineapple mixture to a serving dish or mold; stir pimento cheese into mix until completely combined. Gently fold whipped topping into gelatin mixture. Refrigerate overnight.

Nutrition Facts

297 calories; protein 7.6g 15% DV; carbohydrates 32.9g 11% DV; fat 15.8g 24% DV; cholesterol 26.3mg 9% DV; sodium 465.3mg 19% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
10.25.17 If you re a fan of pimento cheese give this recipe a try. I know I know it sounds a bit strange with this combination of ingredients for a dessert but it works! I used sugar-free Jell-O. skipped the sugar completely (would do that again) pineapple in its own juice and light whipped topping to make it more diet friendly. The pimento cheese gives the dessert a bit of a chunky texture (and that's OK) but it s very light and creamy This one s definitely outside-the-box for me but we liked it and I would make again! Read More