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Broken Glass Dessert

When it’s cut into squares, this dessert looks just like stained-glass windows. The buttery graham cracker crust pairs perfectly with the lovely creamy topping. —Kathy Crow, Cordova, Alaska
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    15 servings


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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  • Maggie
    Jan 1, 2021

    This is a beautiful dessert for Christmas! I just tried this recipe (although I have had this before) this Christmas and it was a huge hit! It's very delicious!!

  • mikeowens1947
    Apr 8, 2016

    My mom made this often before she passed, but I never got her recipe. Thanks Angela for sharing it here!

  • MariaS.
    Apr 18, 2011

    A friend of mine gave me this recipe about 20 yrs ago and I've been making it ever since. The only I've changed is I use yogurt instead of whipped topping. This dessert is just as great with other flavors that I've used. My family and friends love this dessert whichever flavors I use.

  • kona95
    Sep 25, 2010

    Prepared this recipe for our daughters pre-birthday celebration in August. Ideal for a hot summer evening sweet dessert. Delicious and very easy to prepare!

  • Erida
    Jul 1, 2010

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  • Trilby Yost
    Jun 8, 2010

    This recipe always goes over well, especially with kids but adults love it too. I have used other gelatin flavors such as cherry and lemon.

  • cindyswartz
    Apr 6, 2010

    This is such a great dessert to eat. It's worth the little bit of extra work to make it. One of my favorites.