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Creamy Gelatin Dessert

"This yummy recipe from my husband's sister, Gloria, is a favorite when we gather with our five married children," reports Janis Garrett of Macon, Georgia.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    16-20 servings


  • 1 package (6 ounces) lemon gelatin
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 4 large ripe bananas, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple
  • 2 cups cold water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts


  • Sprinkle gelatin over boiling water. Remove from the heat; stir until gelatin is completely dissolved, about 5 minutes. Stir in marshmallows until melted. Stir in bananas. Drain pineapple, reserving juice. Add pineapple and cold water to gelatin mixture.
  • Pour into a 13-in. x 9-in. pan; chill until set. In a small saucepan, combine the sugar and flour. Gradually stir in reserved pineapple juice. Add butter; bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; cool to room temperature, about 35-40 minutes.
  • In a small bowl beat the cream until firm peaks form; fold into pineapple juice mixture. Spread over gelatin mixture. Sprinkle with nuts. Chill for 1-2 hours.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 186 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 38mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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  • dollargirl
    Aug 14, 2011

    I've made this several times, always a hit!

  • portulaca
    Jan 24, 2011

    I made this for a club meeting last week,using SF Jello & whipped topping & they loved it. Brought rest to work the next day & got additional raves.

  • portulaca
    Jan 19, 2011

    Made it for 1st time for garden club mtg - used SF Jello, Splendah & Whipped Topping. Brought leftovers to work -- all loved it. Would use less cold water next time.

  • grandma lou
    May 7, 2009

    Can you use sugar free Jell-0 in this recipe? My husband is diabetic and I need to reduce the sugar.glassman

  • 21MissPip
    Apr 7, 2009

    My mom made this recipe every Easter, and once I moved out, I started to make it for my family and friends. I love it.