Monday, August 17, 2009

Strawberry Jello Salad

This is definitely not your boring old jello. I served this one holiday and my step son said jokingly that when he died he wanted to be buried in it. That was too funny.
And my husband always says "Don't waste my jello on non-believers !" lol This is a great summer time dessert but can be made any time of year. It can be made with sugar free jello and also fat free sour cream if you are watching your calories. And you only put a small amount of Cool Whip and nuts on it so it's fairly lower in fat. Hope you enjoy it.

2 Lg. boxes strawberry Jello
1 Lg. Can chilled crushed pineapple in juice , with juice drained and reserved
1 Qt. fresh strawberries, sliced
1 8 oz. Cool Whip,any type
1 8oz. sour cream,any type
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
2 cups boiling water

Dissolve Jello completely in a saucepan on the stove in 2 cups boiling water. Press as much juice out of the pineapple as you can and refrigerate the pineapple. Add the drained Pineapple juice to the jello. Pour into a trifle bowl or oblong dish and cool to room temperature. Stir in the crushed pineapple and sliced strawberries and chill till it starts to thicken a bit. Press the fruit through to the bottom to distribute it evenly through out the jello. Smooth the top and chill 1 hour. Next spread a thin layer of sour cream over it. Then follow that with a thin layer of cool whip. Sprinkle the nuts over top and chill overnight. Garnish with a strawberry if desired.

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