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Grandma's Gelatin Fruit Salad

 Grandma's Gelatin Fruit Salad
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.
12-15 ServingsPrep: 25 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 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 pineapple juice
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 large bananas, sliced
  • 1 cup whipped topping
  • 1/2 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

  • 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.
  • Repeat with the orange gelatin, remaining water and ice. Stir in
  • marshmallows. Pour over lemon layer; refrigerate until firm.
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch. Stir in
  • reserved pineapple juice until smooth. Cook and stir over

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Grandma's Gelatin Fruit Salad (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • medium-high heat until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat; cook and
  • stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat.
  • 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.
  • 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.