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Broken Glass Gelatin Recipe

A lightened-up version of an old classic, this fancy, colorful recipe from Dorothy Alexander in Martin, Tennessee is pretty enough to double as a light dessert!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. + chilling YIELD:15 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups reduced-fat graham cracker crumbs (about 8 whole crackers)
  • 7 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 5 tablespoons reduced-fat butter, melted
  • 1 cup unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 1 package (.3 ounce) sugar-free orange gelatin
  • 4-1/2 cups boiling water, divided
  • 1 package (.3 ounce) sugar-free lime gelatin
  • 1 package (.3 ounce) sugar-free strawberry gelatin
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen reduced-fat whipped topping, thawed


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the cracker crumbs, 5 tablespoons sugar and butter; press into an ungreased 13x9-in. dish. Chill.
  • 2. In a small saucepan, combine pineapple juice and remaining sugar. Sprinkle unflavored gelatin over juice mixture; let stand for 1 minute. Heat over low heat, stirring until gelatin is completely dissolved. Transfer to a large bowl; cool.
  • 3. Dissolve orange gelatin in 1-1/2 cups boiling water; pour into an 8x4-in. loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Refrigerate until firm. Repeat with lime and strawberry gelatins and remaining boiling water, using additional loaf pans.
  • 4. Gently fold whipped topping into pineapple juice mixture; cover and refrigerate. Cut flavored gelatins into 1-in. cubes; gently fold into whipped topping mixture. Spoon over crust. Refrigerate for several hours or overnight. Yield: 15 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Land O'Lakes light stick butter.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 98 calories, 4g fat (3g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 78mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.

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anitamm User ID: 7158753 128940
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2013

"This was so easy! And it was delicious!! I doubled the crust, though. I'm adding to my recipe box!"

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