Lemon Tropic Layered Dessert

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 5 Ratings
Serves: 15
Prep Time:
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Cooking Method: Bake


1 c flour
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 sugar
2 Tbsp all purpose flour
2 eggs beaten
1/2 c heavy whipping cream

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Kelly Asselin Recipe
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Southwick, MA (pop. 27,465)
Member Since May 2010
Kelly's notes for this recipe:
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.


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.

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user 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.
user Kitchen Crew JustaPinch - Mar 29, 2011
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
user Kim Biegacki pistachyoo - Sep 6, 2011
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user 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
user 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...

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