Saturday, March 23, 2013

Grandma's Lime Gelatin Surprise

 
1 large or 2 small packages lime gelatine
1 can (20 oz.) pineapple pieces not drained (You need
1 cup of liquid here. You may have to add water to make
1 cup of liquid)
1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
1 cup ginger ale
2 cups boiling water


Mix 2 cups boiling water with gelatin and dissolve completely. Add softened cream cheese to ginger ale and mix well. Add mixture to gelatine. Add undrained pineapple and juice (1 cup), mix well. Refrigerate until firm.
 
Comments:  This recipe came from Author Nancy Carabio Belanger and is included in her book Olivia's Gift.  I had forgotten how good gelatine desserts could be and when I made this one I've decided to start making them again.  The ginger ale in this gives it a very slight unique flavor.  It kind of reminds me of a lime punch, which I dearly love.  You can make this with other flavors such as cherry using cherries instead of pineapple or maybe banana slices.  But, add a few chopped nuts and some coconut to this recipe and you have a dish that is not only pretty but oh so good.
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