Broken Glass Dessert Recipe
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Broken Glass Dessert Recipe

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"When it's cut this dessert looks like stained glass windows," remarks Kathy Crow of Cordova, Alaska.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES:12-16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES: 12-16 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 package (3 ounces) lime gelatin
  • 1 package (3 ounces) strawberry gelatin
  • 1 package (3 ounces) orange gelatin
  • 4-1/2 cups boiling water, divided
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed


  1. In a small bowl, soften unflavored gelatin in cold water for 5 minutes. In a small saucepan, bring pineapple juice to a boil. Stir in unflavored gelatin until dissolved. Transfer to a large bowl; set aside until slightly thickened.
  2. Meanwhile, combine the crumbs, sugar and butter; press into a
  3. greased 13-in. x 9-in. dish. Chill. Combine lime gelatin and 1-1/2 cups boiling water; stir until gelatin is dissolved. Pour into an buttered 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pan; chill until very firm.
  4. Repeat with strawberry and orange gelatins. In a large bowl, gently fold whipped topping into pineapple juice mixture. When flavored gelatins are firm, cut into 1-in. cubes; gently fold into whipped topping mixture. Spoon over crust. Chill for at least 2 hours. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Originally published as Broken Glass Dessert in Taste of Home April/May 1997, p18

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mikeowens1947 User ID: 8828034 246771
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2016

"My mom made this often before she passed, but I never got her recipe. Thanks Angela for sharing it here!"

MariaS. User ID: 498487 201956
Reviewed Apr. 18, 2011

"A friend of mine gave me this recipe about 20 yrs ago and I've been making it ever since. The only I've changed is I use yogurt instead of whipped topping. This dessert is just as great with other flavors that I've used. My family and friends love this dessert whichever flavors I use."

kona95 User ID: 5325339 18681
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2010

"Prepared this recipe for our daughters pre-birthday celebration in August. Ideal for a hot summer evening sweet dessert. Delicious and very easy to prepare!"

Trilby Yost User ID: 5195621 201955
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2010

"This recipe always goes over well, especially with kids but adults love it too. I have used other gelatin flavors such as cherry and lemon."

cindyswartz User ID: 3772434 201954
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2010

"This is such a great dessert to eat. It's worth the little bit of extra work to make it. One of my favorites."

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