Gelatin Parfaits Recipe
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Gelatin Parfaits Recipe

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Here's a quick, airy dessert so versatile, you can whip it up for almost any season or holiday-just by varying the colors of gelatin you use. We filled this seasonal parfait with all the colors of the falling leaves. Pretty presentation for an autumn party! —Joyce Thompson, Bellingham, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:6 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 package (3 ounces) lemon gelatin
  • 1 package (3 ounces) orange gelatin
  • 3 cups cubed pound cake (1-inch cubes)
  • 2-1/4 cups whipped topping
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 6 maraschino cherries with stems

Nutritional Facts

1 parfait equals 299 calories, 9 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 36 mg cholesterol, 156 mg sodium, 50 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 4 g protein.


  1. Prepare gelatins separately according to package directions. Pour into separate ungreased 9-in. x 5-in. pans. Refrigerate until set. Cut into 1-in. cubes.
  2. In each of six 1-1/2-cup parfait glasses or dessert dishes, layer 1/4 cup cake cubes, 1/3 cup cubed orange gelatin, 3 tablespoons whipped topping, 1/3 cup cubed lemon gelatin, 1/4 cup cake cubes and 3 tablespoons whipped topping. Combine sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over whipped topping. Top with a cherry. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Gelatin Parfaits in Simple & Delicious September/October 2008, p43

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Reviewed Sep. 17, 2008

"My two year old daughter loves helping out in the kitchen and this recipe was perfect for her to help with. She loved making the parfaits and eating her creation! Great recipe for any age!"

Reviewed Sep. 7, 2008

"I made this recipe and it was easy and fun to make, looked and tasted good. My husband realy liked it."

Reviewed Aug. 9, 2008

"I'm a thinkin' I'd like to try this recipe. . . but what about using the mini muffin tins for a mold???"

Reviewed Aug. 6, 2008

"What would happen if you poured the gelatin into "Ice Cube" trays? Depending on the size of the trays you would be able to eliminate the cutting of the cubes and they would all be the same size. I plan on trying this recipe using the "Ice Cube" trays .


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