Here's a layered, fruit-filled JELL-O dessert that doesn't require a mold. It's just as dramatic looking, and just as delicious.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 16 servings
1 qt. (4 cups) boiling water, divided
1 pkg. (6 oz.) JELL-O Lime Flavor Gelatin
1 pkg. (6 oz.) JELL-O Cherry Flavor Gelatin
2 cups cold water, divided
1 can (20 oz.) pineapple chunks, drained
1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1 tub (8 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed, divided
1 can (11 oz.) mandarin oranges, drained
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Let's Make It
Stir 2 cups boiling water to each flavor gelatin mix in separate medium bowl; stir 2 min. until completely dissolved. Stir 1 cup cold water into gelatin in each bowl. Refrigerate lime gelatin 1-1/2 hours or until thickened. Let cherry gelatin stand at room temperature.
Stir pineapple into thickened lime gelatin. Pour into 4- to 5-qt. glass bowl. Refrigerate 30 min. or until gelatin is set but not firm (gelatin should stick to finger when touched and should mound).
Beat cream cheese and sugar with whisk or mixer until well blended. Stir in 2 cups COOL WHIP. Spoon over lime gelatin layer in bowl; refrigerate. Meanwhile, refrigerate cherry gelatin 1-1/2 hours or until thickened.
Add oranges to cherry gelatin; spoon over cream cheese layer. Refrigerate 3 hours or until firm. Serve topped with remaining COOL WHIP.
At 16 servings, this festive dessert is sure to be a crowd pleaser.
How to Thaw COOL WHIP Whipped Topping
Place unopened tub of COOL WHIP in refrigerator. For complete thawing, allow the following times: 4 hours for an 8-oz. tub; 5 hours for a 12-oz. tub and 6 hours for a 16-oz. tub. Do not thaw COOL WHIP in the microwave.
How to Soften Cream Cheese
Place completely unwrapped package of cream cheese in microwavable bowl. Microwave on HIGH 15 seconds or until slightly softened.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g
Saturated Fat 6g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 31g
Dietary Fibers 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Makes 16 servings.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.