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



  • 8
    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


  1. Bottom Layer:
    Slice cakes in half lengthwise; place in a single layer in a 9 x 13-inch baking dish.
  2. Middle 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
  3. Top 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.
  4. Note:
    Other jello and pie filling can be used.

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About Fruit and Jello Dessert

Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American

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