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lime jello dessert

Recipe by
Cecelia Huddleston
Broken Arrow, OK

Great dessert for any occasion which can be made with different flavors of Jello.

yield 9 serving(s)
method Bake

Ingredients For lime jello dessert

  • CRUST:
  • 1/4 c
    butter, melted
  • 1/4 c
    shortening, melted
  • 1 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/4 c
  • 3/4 c
    pecans or walnuts, chopped
  • 8 oz
    cream cheese, softened
  • 1 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1 c
    cool whip
  • 1 tsp
    imitation vanilla
  • 6 oz
    lime jello
  • 2 c
    boiling water
  • 2 c
    crushed pineapple with juice
  • 1 c
    cool whip

How To Make lime jello dessert

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray bottom of a 9 x 9" glass baking pan with cooking spray with flour. Mix butter, shortening, flour, sugar and nuts. Press mixture into baking dish. Bake 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely.
  • 2
    With electric mixer, beat cream cheese; gradually add powdered sugar and mix until smooth. Stir in Cool Whip and vanilla. Spread over cooled crust; spreading to edges of pan to prevent Jello mixture from seeping through and making crust soggy.
  • 3
    Dissolve jello in boiling water, stir in pineapple; set aside. Place bowl of jello mixture in a larger bowl containing ice cubes and cold water to slightly thicken jello. Spoon jello mixture over cream cheese mixture. Refrigerate until set.
  • 4
    Before serving, spread with Cool Whip. Store in refrigerator.

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