“My sister gave me this recipe a few years back when I was looking for an elegant fruit dish to serve guests,” writes Andrea Barnhoom from Scottsville, New York. “A refreshing alternative to salad, it’s also sparkly and special enough to double as a light dessert.”
TASTY TIP: “I sometimes serve this party-pretty fruit treat at brunch—just before the main dish,” notes Andrea Barnhoom. “Guests are always impressed!”
Guests "ooh" and "aah" when I bring out this fancy fruit-filled ring. Garnished with mint, sugared cranberries and mandarin oranges, it's one brunch show stopper that's pretty enough to serve as a dessert! —Gladys McCollum Abee, McKee, KY
On occasion, I like to “fancy up” one of my favorite gelatin desserts with a buttery graham cracker crust and a layer of cream cheese filling. Mandarin oranges add color and pair well with the cranberry gelatin.
—Margery Bryan, Moses Lake, Washington
A snowy wreath of creamy rice pudding crowned with a pretty red strawberry filling makes this dessert a colorful Christmas classic. It's also nice layered in parfait glasses and garnished with green mint leaves.