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Jeweled Gelatin Torte

My mother made this special torte for all our holiday dinners when I was young. I love the colorful stained-glass look of the Jell-O cubes and the dainty ladyfingers in this elegant dessert. I prepare this treat often for my niece, Mollie. It's one of her favorites. -Kimberly Adams, Falmouth, Kentucky
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    10-12 servings


  • 1 package (3 ounces) cherry gelatin
  • 3 cups boiling water, divided
  • 2 cups cold water, divided
  • 1 package (3 ounces) lime gelatin
  • 1 package (3 ounces) orange gelatin
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 package (3 ounces) lemon gelatin
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 36 ladyfingers
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • Citrus slices and fresh mint, optional


  • In a small bowl, dissolve cherry gelatin in 1 cup boiling water; stir in 1/2 cup cold water. Pour into a 9x5-in. loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Repeat with lime and orange gelatin, using two more loaf pans. Refrigerate until firm, about 1-1/2 hours.
  • In a small saucepan, bring pineapple juice to a boil. Stir in lemon gelatin and sugar until dissolved. Stir in remaining cold water. Refrigerate until syrupy, about 45 minutes. Meanwhile, line the sides and bottom of a 9-in. springform pan with ladyfingers; set aside.
  • Cut cherry, lime and orange gelatin into 1/2-in. cubes. Pour lemon gelatin mixture into a large bowl; fold in whipped topping. Gently fold in gelatin cubes. Pour into prepared pan. Refrigerate until set. Garnish with citrus and mint if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 304 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 120mg cholesterol, 113mg sodium, 55g carbohydrate (47g sugars, 0 fiber), 6g protein.

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  • river79
    Apr 20, 2014

    My mother made this and it didn't set. I was not solid, it fell apart. Taste was great.. Not sure what she did to have it fall like that?

  • puterb
    Dec 16, 2012

    Love this recipe. I usually make in the summer at the campground. So easy to prepare and everyone has room for Jello.

  • slosh29
    Nov 11, 2010

    This is in response to a preview comment. You make this in a 9in springform pan as it says in the directions. They are easy to find in almost any store.

  • Sandra52
    Jun 24, 2010

    What kind of pan do you put this in?

  • krefski
    Aug 27, 2009

    can sub jelly roll slices around the edge instead of ladyfingers.

  • gloriaj1
    Nov 6, 2006

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  • Kim
    Nov 28, 2005

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