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Grandma's Gelatin Fruit Salad Recipe

Grandma's Gelatin Fruit Salad Recipe

Whenever I invite my big family for dinner, my grandchildren request this favorite fruit salad. My sons have always liked it, too - maybe the taste runs in our family! This salad is also good for potluck gatherings.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling YIELD:12-15 servings


  • 2 cups boiling water, divided
  • 1 package (3 ounces) lemon gelatin
  • 2 cups ice cubes, divided
  • 1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple, liquid drained and reserved
  • 1 package (3 ounces) orange gelatin
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup reserved DOLE Canned Pineapple Juice
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 large bananas, sliced
  • 1 cup whipped topping
  • 1/2 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine 1 cup water and lemon gelatin. Add 1 cup ice cubes, stirring until melted. Stir in pineapple. Pour into a 13-in. x 9-in. dish coated with cooking spray; refrigerate until set but not firm.
  • 2. Repeat with the orange gelatin, remaining water and ice. Stir in marshmallows. Pour over lemon layer; refrigerate until firm.
  • 3. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch. Stir in reserved pineapple juice until smooth. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat.
  • 4. Stir a small amount of hot filling into egg; return all to the pan, stirring constantly. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat; stir in butter. Cool to room temperature without stirring. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until chilled.
  • 5. Arrange bananas over gelatin. Stir whipped topping into dressing. Spread over bananas. Sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 12-15 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 194 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 20 mg cholesterol, 64 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.