Thursday, July 19, 2012

Crown Jewel Dessert


-1 small pkg. each-red, orange, lime and lemon gelatin
-1 envelope Kraft Dream Whip topping

Dissolve each package of red, orange and lime gelatin separately in ¾ c. boiling water. (Save lemon gelatin for later.) Stir to dissolve completely. Cool with 5-6 ice cubes. Pour each color into a separate shallow pan (or pie plate) and chill until firmly set. Cut into small squares and place in large mixing bowl. Mix lemon gelatin with ¾ c. boiling water and stir to dissolve. Cool with 5-6 ice cubes. When lemon gelatin is just beginning to set, prepare Dream Whip according to package directions. Quickly blend together with setting lemon gelatin using hand mixer. Pour mixture over gelatin squares and fold in, being careful not to mush squares. Pour into lightly greased gelatin mold. Refrigerate until completely set. Remove to serving plate.

This was my mom's recipe and she made this often for summer gatherings when we were kids. I found some links to this 1963 recipe here  and here. But I think mine is prettier. :)


  1. Your reading my mind again.
    I was going to ask you for this recipe, thanks. It's so pretty and

  2. If my directions aren't clear enough, you can check out the instructions on the other links. I hope it turns out for you, Judi.