Jeweled Gelatin Torte Recipe
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Jeweled Gelatin Torte Recipe

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My mother made this special torte for all our holiday dinners when I was young. I love the colorful stained-glass look of the Jell-O cubes and the dainty ladyfingers in this elegant dessert. I prepare this treat often for my niece, Mollie. It's one of her favorites. -Kimberly Adams, Falmouth, Kentucky
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES:10-12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES: 10-12 servings


  • 1 package (3 ounces) cherry gelatin
  • 3 cups boiling water, divided
  • 2 cups cold water, divided
  • 1 package (3 ounces) lime gelatin
  • 1 package (3 ounces) orange gelatin
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 package (3 ounces) lemon gelatin
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 36 ladyfingers
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • Citrus slices and fresh mint, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 304 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 120mg cholesterol, 113mg sodium, 55g carbohydrate (47g sugars, 0 fiber), 6g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, dissolve cherry gelatin in 1 cup boiling water; stir in 1/2 cup cold water. Pour into a 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Repeat with lime and orange gelatin, using two more loaf pans. Refrigerate until firm, about 1-1/2 hours.
  2. In a small saucepan, bring pineapple juice to a boil. Stir in lemon gelatin and sugar until dissolved. Stir in remaining cold water. Refrigerate until syrupy, about 45 minutes. Meanwhile, line the sides and bottom of a 9-in. springform pan with ladyfingers; set aside.
  3. Cut cherry, lime and orange gelatin into 1/2-in. cubes. Pour lemon gelatin mixture into a large bowl; fold in whipped topping. Gently fold in gelatin cubes. Pour into prepared pan. Refrigerate until set. Garnish with citrus and mint if desired. Yield: 10-12 servings.
Originally published as Jeweled Gelatin Torte in Taste of Home April/May 2002, p29

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river79 User ID: 5630640 77238
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2014

"My mother made this and it didn't set. I was not solid, it fell apart. Taste was great.. Not sure what she did to have it fall like that?"

puterb User ID: 2395612 126077
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2012

"Love this recipe. I usually make in the summer at the campground. So easy to prepare and everyone has room for Jello."

slosh29 User ID: 2793210 36564
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2010

"This is in response to a preview comment. You make this in a 9in springform pan as it says in the directions. They are easy to find in almost any store."

Sandra52 User ID: 4118086 60528
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2010

"What kind of pan do you put this in?"

krefski User ID: 1125030 83849
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2009

"can sub jelly roll slices around the edge instead of ladyfingers."

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