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Friday, April 26, 2013

Classic Jello Fruit Salad

Serving Size  : 8     Preparation Time :0:15

Categories    : Desserts                        Fruit


  Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method

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  1                box  Jello -- 6 oz size

  2               cups  hot water

  1                can  crushed pineapple -- 8 oz, drained and reserve the juice

  3              whole  bananas

  5 1/2           cups  cold water

  1                cup  minature marshmallows -- or to taste

     3/4           cup  sugar

  2        tablespoons  flour

  1              whole  egg

  8             ounces  cream cheese -- room temperature

  8             ounces  Cool Whip® -- thawed


Dissolve the Jello in the hot water amd mix well until the Jello is completely dissolved.  Pour into serving dish.


Mix pineapple and bananas into the dissolved Jello. Top with the marshmallows--do not stir them in . Chill until firm.


Mix flour and sugar together well in a saucepan


Whisk egg and reserved pineapple juice together in a bowl,  and then whisk it  into the dry mixture.


Heat over a low heat, whisking constantly, until almost at a low simmer and the mixture begins to thicken, about 5 minutes.


Add cream cheese and stir in until smooth.  Remove from heat into a bowl.  Let cool to room temperature.


Stir  Cool Whip into topping mixture.


Spread the topping mixture over the gelatin.  Chill thoroughly before serving.



  "The classic Jello salad.  Use any flavors of Jello and any combo of fruit to create this blast from the past."

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Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 336 Calories; 16g Fat (43.5% calories from fat); 4g Protein; 43g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 58mg Cholesterol; 107mg Sodium.  Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 Fruit; 3 Fat; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrates.


Serving Ideas : Pretty and tasty enough to serve with any meal, or as a snack.

NOTES : You can use any fruit in place of or in addition to the bananas.  Just keep the size small, so slice strawberries, mango and other larger fruits, or use blueberries,

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