Lemon Tropic Layered Dessert

Kelly Asselin Recipe

By Kelly Asselin BBQQUEEN

1 Hr 45 Min
25 Min

My mother in law Mary made this several times, I love anything with lemon,she finally handed it to me a couple of years ago

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What a find! This silky, sweet treat would be the perfect addition to any potluck or luncheon.


1 c
1/2 c
chopped walnuts toasted
1/4cu c
brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 c
cold butter
2 can(s)
8oz crushed pineapple
2 pkg
3oz lemon gelatin
1 c
boiling water
2 c
cold water
4 medium
firm bananas chopped
1 c
mini marshmallows
1/2 c
2 Tbsp
all purpose flour
eggs beaten
1/2 c
heavy whipping cream

Directions Step-By-Step

in small bowl combine flour walnuts, brown sugar, cut in butter, until mixture looks like course bread crumbs.
Press in 13inx9in baking dish. Bake 350 12-15 min until golden brown. Cool on wire rack.
For filling
Drain pineapple reserve juice for topping, set aside in large bowl.
Dissolve gelatin in boiling water, stir in cold water refrigerate until thick at least 1 hr.
Fold in bananas ,marshmallows,and reserved pineapple,spoon over crust, refrigerate until firm 45 min.
For topping
Combine reserved pineapple juice, add enough water to equal 1 c, in small sauce pan, combine sugar, flour and pineapple juice mixture until smooth. Cook and stir over med heat until thick nad bubbly,reduce heat,cook and stir 2 min longer,remove from heat.
Stir small amount of hot mixture into eggs return all to pan stir constantly bring to gentle boil,cook and stir 2 min,transfer to small bowl, cool completely fold in whipped cream spead over gelatin layer refrigerate until chilled.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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Kitchen Crew JustaPinch
Jul 14, 2010
Janet awarded this recipe a Blue Ribbon!

What a find! This silky, sweet treat would be the perfect addition to any potluck or luncheon.
Gail Smith Abbegael
Jul 27, 2010
This is a wonderful summer dessert, altho I had a slight problem with the bananas wanting to turn brown. The second time, I mixed a little orange juice in the bananas then drained them before folding into the gelatin. It worked, I then used the OJ with the reserved pineapple juice to make one cup for the topping.
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Bobby Muse muse31
Sep 13, 2011
my grandmother used to make this when i was a kid she passed away this last year at 93 and couldnt remember the recipe im so glad i finaly found it
Gail Harris Wezi2
Aug 27, 2012
instead of cold water, try 7-up or sprite. I think this is the same recipe that my aunt used to make and it was called 7-up salad. Don't have the recipe book handy.. Try it if you want a little "bite" to your salad...
Nancy McIntyre nasalema
Aug 27, 2012
what can i use to replace the nuts? cocoanut do?
Barbra Krystyna MICHNOWSKI KrystynaCooks
Aug 28, 2012
The recipe calls for 2 pkg 3oz lemon gelatin In Sydney Australia we do not get flavoured gelatin
AM I THAT DUMB I guess you are talking about using packets of LEMON FLAVOURED JELLO ( Down Under known as "Aeroplane" JELLY Is that right??
Pat Duran kitchenchatter
Nov 7, 2012
Barb,I believe that is what she means. Yeah we call it lemon Jell-o here.
Hugs, to you our Aussie friend.
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jennifer friend jenfriend
Jun 9, 2015
I'm a little unsure about the whipping cream do you use heavy whipping cream or whip cream?