Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Jello Delight

Well, things are finally settling down and I'm glad to be back! During the craziness of the past month, we managed to fit in a vacation with my brother (home on leave from Cuba) and his kids. Just a few days in beautiful West Virginia in the mountains to restore our souls a bit. My brother, who loves to cook, had a recipe for Jello Delight that he thought he wouldn't have time to make. Of course, I volunteered to add it to the desserts I had already planned to make on the trip. I have tasted this dessert before at picnics and other gatherings, but never had any idea what it was called. Now I know, and I can't wait to make it again. It was a big hit with everyone!

Jello Delight

1 8oz package of cream cheese (light version works well too)
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
1 cup miniature marshmallows (I used "Funmallows" which are mini fruit flavored marshmallows)
1 can crushed pineapple, undrained
1 pkg. (4 svgs) lime gelatin
1 pkg. (4 svgs) lemon gelatin
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup heavy cream

Combine gelatins with 2 cups boiling water and stir. Add undrained pineapple and let cool.
Whip cream cheese and heavy cream. Combine with sugar then blend with gelatin mixture. Pour into a large pan (9 x 11), add marshmallows and pecans, and let set. Chill thoroughly. Cut into squares then serve.


Sweet Virginia Breeze said...

Thanks for posting this recipe. I made this dessert years ago and had forgotten about it. It's delicious and I plan on making it again soon.

sweetflutterbys3 said...

You're welcome! I'm glad to have found it myself. Let me know how your's turns out.

Debi Kelly Van Cleave said...

Oh my daughter will love that. It reminds me of something I forgot about that I used to make. Oh, what the heck was it called? Oh yeah, Ambrosia. I bet you've made it. Mix up mini marshmellows, sour cream, shredded coconut, a can of Mandarin oranges and a can of chunk pineapple. Hmm, I think that was it. Oh yeah, sometimes I'd throw in some walnuts. Yummy.


sweetflutterbys3 said...

I love ambrosia too! Yeah, this is sort of like that. Both recipes also remind me of fluff too. Gosh, now I'm hungry again..