Frosted Pineapple Lemon Gelatin

Total Time
Prep: 30 min. + chilling
A refreshing, summery treat, this dessert incorporates ginger ale to add a zesty bite. —Penny Burpeau, Londonderry, New Hampshire

Updated: Oct. 15, 2022

Frosted Pineapple Lemon Gelatin

Prep Time 30 min
Yield 12 servings.


  • 1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple
  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) lemon gelatin
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 2 cups ginger ale, chilled
  • 2 large firm bananas, sliced
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream


  1. Drain pineapple, reserving juice; set pineapple aside. In a large bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Stir in the ginger ale, bananas and crushed pineapple. Transfer to a 13x9-in. dish. Refrigerate until firm.
  2. For topping, combine sugar and flour in a small saucepan. Gradually whisk in reserved pineapple juice. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  3. Remove from the heat. Stir a small amount into egg; return all to the pan, stirring constantly. Cook and stir until a thermometer reads 160° and mixture is thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in butter. Cool to room temperature.
  4. In a small bowl, beat cream on high speed until stiff peaks form. Gently fold into custard. Spread over gelatin. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until chilled.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 250 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 50mg cholesterol, 63mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (36g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.