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Fruited Lemon Gelatin Salad

 Fruited Lemon Gelatin Salad
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
15-18 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + chilling

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

  • Dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Stir in soda. Chill until
  • partially set.
  • 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.
  • 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

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Fruited Lemon Gelatin Salad (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • 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: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.