Creamy Gelatin Dessert

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling


16-20 servings

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023
"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.


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.