Fruit and Jello Dessert

Pat Duran


There are so many ways to prepare jello- but this is the way I like to make it when planning a buffet or luncheon get together. My mom makes it like this and I have added it to my recipe file for a quick and easy dessert for any occasion! I hope you enjoy this family recipe.

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10-12 servings
10 Min


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vanilla cream filled snack cakes like twinkies, sliced in half lengthwise or use loaf angel food cake sliced in 3 layers like cake place on bottom of pan


2 box
(3 oz. each) jello your choice
2 c
boiling water
24 oz
can crushed pineapple
21 oz
can pie filling your choice


8 oz
pkg. cream cheese, softened
1/4 c
granulated sugar
1/2 pt
fruit flavor or plain yogurt
1 Tbsp
8 oz
container of cool whip
1/2 c
chopped nuts, optional

How to Make Fruit and Jello Dessert


  • 1Bottom Layer:
    Slice cakes in half lengthwise; place in a single layer in a 9 x 13-inch baking dish.
  • 2Middle Layer:
    Dissolve jello in boiling water and let cool. Add pineapple with juice and the pie filling. Mix to blend evenly.
    Chill until slightly jelled. Spoon mixture over first layer. Chill
  • 3Top Layer:
    Blend cream cheese and yogurt. Beat in sugar and vanilla, fold in cool whip and spread over set jello mixture. Sprinkle with chopped nuts, if desired - for a nice rich crunch.
  • 4Note:
    Other jello and pie filling can be used.

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About Fruit and Jello Dessert

Course/Dish: Cakes, Fruit Desserts, Puddings
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy

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