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Broken Glass Gelatin Recipe

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A lightened-up version of an old classic, this fancy, colorful recipe from Dorothy Alexander in Martin, Tennessee is pretty enough to double as a light dessert!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. + chilling
MAKES:15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. + chilling
MAKES: 15 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups reduced-fat graham cracker crumbs (about 8 whole crackers)
  • 7 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 5 tablespoons reduced-fat butter, melted
  • 1 cup unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 1 package (.3 ounce) sugar-free orange gelatin
  • 4-1/2 cups boiling water, divided
  • 1 package (.3 ounce) sugar-free lime gelatin
  • 1 package (.3 ounce) sugar-free strawberry gelatin
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen reduced-fat whipped topping, thawed

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 98 calories, 4 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 7 mg cholesterol, 78 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the cracker crumbs, 5 tablespoons sugar and butter; press into an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. dish. Chill.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine pineapple juice and remaining sugar. Sprinkle unflavored gelatin over juice mixture; let stand for 1 minute. Heat over low heat, stirring until gelatin is completely dissolved. Transfer to a large bowl; cool.
  3. Dissolve orange gelatin in 1-1/2 cups boiling water; pour into an 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Refrigerate until firm. Repeat with lime and strawberry gelatins and remaining boiling water, using additional loaf pans.
  4. Gently fold whipped topping into pineapple juice mixture; cover and refrigerate. Cut flavored gelatins into 1-in. cubes; gently fold into whipped topping mixture. Spoon over crust. Refrigerate for several hours or overnight. Yield: 15 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Land O'Lakes light stick butter.
Originally published as Broken Glass Gelatin in Light & Tasty October/November 2007, p35

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 98 calories, 4 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 7 mg cholesterol, 78 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.

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Reviewed Nov. 27, 2013

This was so easy! And it was delicious!! I doubled the crust, though. I'm adding to my recipe box!

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