7/2/08

Red White and Blue Jello Dessert

America, get ready! Friday is the celebration of our nation's Independence and more than likely you'll be celebrating with family get-togethers, friends, picnics and potlucks and then heading off to your favorite spot to watch fireworks. There are so many 'red white and blue' themed recipes that I thought I would focus on some of them this week to help you get ideas to make for this weekend. Here is one that uses fruit, jello and whipped cream... always a hit!

Red, White and Blue Jello

2 (3 oz.) pkg. blackberry Jell-O
1 can blueberry pie filling
1 (3 oz.) pkg. lemon Jell-O
1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese
1 (6 oz.) Cool Whip
2 (3 oz.) pkg. strawberry Jell-O
1 box frozen strawberries

Make blackberry Jell-O with 3 cups water instead of 4; stir in pie filling. Pour in a deep, rectangular pan; cool until firmly set.

Add 1 cup boiling water to lemon Jell-O; beat this into the cream cheese. Cool this mixture to room temperature; then fold in Cool Whip. Pour this mixture on top of blackberry Jell-O layer; cool until firmly set.

Make strawberry Jell-O with 3 cups water instead of 4; stir in frozen strawberries. Cool until room temperature; then pour this mixture on top of cream cheese layer; cool until firmly set. Cut into squares to serve.
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