My friend Renee posted this recipe a month or so ago. I knew I wanted to make it right away. I did and have made it a few times since, I just now am getting around to telling you about it. I did not change anything in her recipe. It was perfect as is.
I noticed the comments on her blog that many people had this dessert in their families for years. It was actually a staple at family functions and get-togethers. I personally had never heard of it. Have you had this dessert before?
I’m not a huge fan of sweets but, I do like jello. I especially like lime jello. When I was young I spent a fair amount of time in the hospital with asthma problems. My favorite part of being there was the jello, because you could order it anytime and trust me I did! 😉 My other favorite part was the oxygen tent, that thing was just cool…lol! So, that is my story of why I love jello to this day.
This is a simple, light, refreshing summer dessert. Let’s whip some up…
Lime Gelatin Dessert
2 (0.30 oz.) packages of sugar-free lime jello
1 (20 oz.) can of crushed pineapple in 100% juice
6 oz. reduced fat cream cheese, softened
1 (8 oz.) container of fat-free whipped topping (Cool Whip Free)
1/2 c. chopped walnuts
In a large bowl, dissolve the 2 packages of lime jello in 1 cup of boiling water. Drain the pineapple, reserving the juice. Measure out a half cup of the juice and mix with the jello. Add the remaining juice back with the pineapple. Set aside.
Spray an 8 x 8 inch square glass baking dish lightly with cooking spray. Pour the jello mixture into the dish and spread out evenly. Cover with plastic wrap. Put in refrigerator and allow to set up, at least 4 hours or overnight.
Have a great weekend y’all!