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Frosted Orange Salad

Total Time

Prep: 35 min. + chilling

Makes

12 servings

Pineapple, bananas and marshmallows are folded into orange Jell-O in this refreshing salad. Frosted with a creamy topping, pecans and coconut, this yummy dish is a real crowd-pleaser. I have been making it for years. -Anna Jean Key, Muskogee, Oklahoma

Ingredients

  • 3 packages (3 ounces each) orange gelatin
  • 3 cups boiling water
  • 1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple
  • 3 cups cold water
  • 4 medium firm bananas, sliced
  • 2-1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut, toasted

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Drain pineapple, reserving juice. Stir the cold water, bananas, marshmallows and pineapple into gelatin.
  2. Pour into a 13-in. x 9-in. dish coated with cooking spray; refrigerate until firm.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, combine sugar and flour. Stir in reserved pineapple juice until smooth. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat; cook and stir 2 minutes longer.
  4. Remove from the heat. Stir a small amount of hot filling into the egg; return all to the pan, stirring constantly. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Cool.
  5. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Beat in
  6. cooled filling. Fold in whipped cream. Spread over gelatin (dish will be full). Sprinkle with nuts and coconut.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 369 calories, 21g fat (11g saturated fat), 66mg cholesterol, 101mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (36g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.

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