Three-Layer Gelatin Salad Recipe

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My love of cooking started in high school. Now I get to try out recipes at church, where my husband is the pastor. My mother-in-law gave me the recipe for this pretty layered salad.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES:12-16 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES: 12-16 servings


  • 1 package (3 ounces) raspberry gelatin
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen sweetened raspberries
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges
  • 1 package (3 ounces) orange gelatin
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 package (3 ounces) lime gelatin
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 can (8-1/2 ounces) crushed pineapple

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 149 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 80 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Stir in raspberries until thawed. Pour in a greased 8-in. square dish; refrigerate until set.
  2. Drain oranges, reserving juice. In small bowl, dissolve orange gelatin in boiling water. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and reserved juice until smooth. Add gelatin mixture and mix well. Fold in oranges. Pour over raspberry layer; refrigerate until set.
  3. In a large bowl, dissolve lime gelatin in boiling water. Stir in pineapple; cool for 10 minutes. Carefully spoon over orange layer. Refrigerate until set. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Originally published as Three-Layer Gelatin Salad in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2003, p112

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Reviewed Jan. 9, 2011

"i'm not a big fan of jello salad, made this for christmas but didn't try it. others said it was good. easy to make. pretty colors."

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