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Fruited Lemon Gelatin Salad Recipe

Fruited Lemon Gelatin Salad Recipe

As light and pleasant as a summer breeze - that's how I would describe this sunny salad. With oranges, grapes and pineapple peeking out of every spoonful, it's a fun, fruity addition to any meal. -Erla Burkholder, Ewing, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling YIELD:15-18 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (6 ounces) lemon gelatin
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 can (12 ounces) lemon-lime soda
  • 1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple
  • 1 can (15 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 2 cups halved green grapes
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • Lettuce leaves, optional

Directions

  • 1. Dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Stir in soda. Chill until partially set.
  • 2. Drain pineapple, reserving juice; set pineapple aside. Add water to pineapple juice, if necessary, to measure 1 cup; set aside. Stir the pineapple, oranges and grapes into gelatin. Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. dish. Chill until firm.
  • 3. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan over medium heat, combine the egg, sugar, flour, butter and reserved pineapple juice. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Cool completely. Fold in whipped cream. Spread over gelatin. Chill until firm. Cut into squares; serve on lettuce if desired. Yield: 15-18 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 146 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 23 mg cholesterol, 38 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.