Festive Fruit Gelatin Recipe
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Festive Fruit Gelatin Recipe

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“I use this during the holidays because of the color combination, but it's good anytime!” With cranberry sauce, pineapple and cream cheese, there's a wonderful variety of flavors in this recipe. Barbara Knapp - Bennington, Vermont
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (.3 ounce) sugar-free lime gelatin
  • 3 cups boiling water, divided
  • 1 can (8 ounces) unsweetened crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons unflavored gelatin
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup fat-free milk
  • 2 packages (.3 ounce each) sugar-free strawberry gelatin
  • 1 can (14 ounces) jellied cranberry sauce

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 122 calories, 4 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 139 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, dissolve lime gelatin in 1 cup boiling water; stir in pineapple. Pour into a 13-in. x 9-in. dish coated with cooking spray. Refrigerate until set but not firm.
  2. Sprinkle gelatin over cold water; let stand for 1 minute. Microwave on high for 15 seconds. Stir and let stand for 1 minute or until gelatin is completely dissolved.
  3. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Gradually add milk and gelatin mixture; beat until smooth. Gently spread over lime layer. Refrigerate until set but not firm.
  4. In a large bowl, dissolve strawberry gelatin in remaining boiling water. Whisk in cranberry sauce until smooth. Refrigerate until partially set. Gently spread over cream cheese layer. Refrigerate until firm. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Festive Fruit Gelatin in Healthy Cooking December/January 2009, p40

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 122 calories, 4 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 139 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.

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