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Six-Layer Gelatin Salad Recipe

Six-Layer Gelatin Salad Recipe

This impressive salad does take some time to make, but the preparation itself is actually easy. It's an attractive addition to a buffet table. —Marcia Orlando, Boyertown, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. + chilling YIELD:16-20 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) lime gelatin
  • 4-1/2 cups boiling water, divided
  • 4-1/2 cups cold water, divided
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) orange gelatin
  • 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 package (3 ounces) strawberry gelatin
  • 2 medium firm bananas, thinly sliced

Directions

  • 1. In a bowl, dissolve one package of lime gelatin in 3/4 cup boiling water; stir in 3/4 cup cold water. Refrigerate until slightly thickened. In a small bowl, beat cream until slightly thickened. Add sugar; beat until soft peaks form. Fold in a third of the whipped cream into the lime gelatin. Spoon into a 4-qt. bowl. Refrigerate until firm. Refrigerate remaining whipped cream.
  • 2. In a bowl, dissolve one package of orange gelatin in 3/4 cup boiling water; stir in 3/4 cup cold water. Refrigerate until slightly thickened. Fold in mandarin oranges. Spoon over creamy lime layer. Refrigerate until firm.
  • 3. In a bowl, dissolve lemon gelatin in 3/4 cup boiling water; stir in 3/4 cup cold water. Refrigerate until slightly thickened. Fold in a third of the whipped cream. spoon over orange layer. Refrigerate until firm.
  • 4. In a bowl, dissolve remaining package of lime gelatin in 3/4 cup boiling water; stir in 3/4 cup cold water. Refrigerate until slightly thickened. Fold in pineapple. Spoon over creamy lemon layer. Refrigerate until firm.
  • 5. In a bowl, dissolve remaining package of orange gelatin in 3/4 cup boiling water; stir in 3/4 cup cold water. Refrigerate until slightly thickened. Fold in remaining whipped cream. Spoon over lime layer. Refrigerate until firm.
  • 6. In a bowl, dissolve strawberry gelatin in remaining boiling water; stir in remaining cold water. Refrigerate until slightly thickened. Fold in bananas. Spoon over creamy orange layer. Refrigerate overnight. Yield: 16-20 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 109 calories, 4 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 34 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.