Broken Glass Dessert

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. + chilling


15 servings

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023
When it’s cut into squares, this colorful dessert looks just like stained-glass windows. The buttery graham cracker crust pairs perfectly with the lovely creamy topping. —Kathy Crow, Cordova, Alaska


  • 1 package (3 ounces) lime gelatin
  • 4-1/2 cups boiling water, divided
  • 1 package (3 ounces) strawberry gelatin
  • 1 package (3 ounces) orange gelatin
  • 1-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed


  1. Combine lime gelatin and 1-1/2 cups boiling water; stir until gelatin is dissolved. Pour into a lightly greased 8x4-in. loaf pan; chill until very firm. Repeat to make the strawberry and orange gelatins in separate pans. Combine the crumbs, sugar and butter; press into a greased 13x9-in. dish. Chill.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, soften unflavored gelatin in cold water for 5 minutes. In a small saucepan, bring pineapple juice to a boil. Stir in unflavored gelatin until dissolved. Transfer to a large bowl; set aside until room temperature, 20-30 minutes.
  3. When flavored gelatins are firm, cut into 1/2-in. cubes. In a large bowl, whisk whipped topping into pineapple juice mixture. Gently fold 2/3 of the cubes into whipped topping mixture. Spoon over crust; top with the remaining cubes. Chill for at least 2 hours.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 183 calories, 4g fat (3g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 86mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.