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Refreshingly satisfying! Fresh lemon, mango, and kiwi are fused with fluffy cool cream cheese, all sitting atop a yummy salty sweet pretzel crust...wow, what else can you say?! It always disappears with a quickness. Perfect for BBQs, holidays, pitch-ins, or just a tasty treat with a hot cup of tea. Enjoy!


Recipe Summary

20 mins
10 mins
3 hrs 30 mins
4 hrs
1 9x13-inch baking dish


Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Pretzel Crust:
Cream Cheese Layer:
Fruit Layer:


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Mix crushed pretzels, butter, and brown sugar together in a bowl; press into a 9x13-inch baking dish.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes; set aside to cool completely. Crust will be soft when taken out of the oven and will harden as it cools.

  • Mix white sugar, cream cheese, and vanilla extract together in a large bowl until smooth. Stir juice from 1/2 lemon and lemon zest into cream cheese mixture and mix well; fold in whipped topping. Spread cream cheese mixture evenly over cooled crust; refrigerate until set, about 30 minutes.

  • Mix boiling water and lemon-flavored gelatin mix together in a bowl until dissolved. Add 1/2 cup strained lemon juice and mix well. Refrigerate gelatin mixture until slightly thickened, about 1 hour.

  • Ladle enough gelatin mixture over cream cheese layer to cover, setting remaining gelatin mixture aside. Arrange mango and kiwi onto gelatin mixture layer and pour remaining gelatin mixture over fruit layer. Refrigerate until completely chilled and set, about 2 hours.

Cook's Notes:

This can also be made in a 9-inch springform pan.

The amount of lemon is easily adjusted depending on your preferred level of tartness. Simply taste the cream cheese mixture and increase or decrease lemon juice and zest based on your liking.

I sometimes substitute the kiwi with raspberries, which is also really good. Just make sure your raspberries are dry or they could discolor the Jell-O(R).

Editor's Note:

Kiwi, along with fresh pineapple, papaya, figs, and guava, contain an enzyme that prevents gelatin from setting. Quickly blanch and chill the fruit before using.

Nutrition Facts

423 calories; protein 4.5g; carbohydrates 52g; fat 23.3g; cholesterol 51mg; sodium 461.1mg. Full Nutrition