August 4, 2009
Jello Fruit Dessert – What Can I Eat That’s Gluten Free?
Welcome to “What can I eat that’s gluten free?” It is a weekly blog carnival where bloggers share links to their gluten-free eating ideas. This week there is a theme of cold treats, but that’s just a suggestion. Any gluten-free eating links are welcome.
My mom has made this recipe for years and I doubt she remembers where it came from. It’s one of my favorite summer time treats. It’s versatile in that you can change the Jell-O flavor and the fruit, though I tend to use the same ones.
Jell-O Fruit Dessert
- 6 oz. Jell-O (large box)
- 16 oz. canned fruit
- 8 oz. cream cheese
- 8 oz. cool whip
Dissolve the jello in two cups hot water. Use juice from the fruit and enough water to make 1 1/2 cups. (I add ice to the juice to help speed the cooling process.) Add the juice/water mix to the Jell-O. Stir and chill until slightly firm. It shouldn’t be watery any more, but not well set.
In a blender, combine about 1 cup of the Jell-O and the cream cheese. Add the remaining Jell-O and mix well. Cut the fruit into bite size pieces. Add to the Jell-O, then stir in the cool whip. You have to stir it well so the cool whip doesn’t stay in big lumps. A few small ones are fine.
Put into serving dishes, a large bowl, or a rectangular dish and chill.
Note: I like using canned pears the best. They go well with most flavors, but I particularly like them with cherry or raspberry.
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I have an angel food cake variation posted on my site: Strawberry Angel Food Cake Dessert
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jello recipes always remind me of my grandma. this one has me intrigued. thanks for sharing.
erin @ glutenfreewithapurpose
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