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Desserts

Easy American Dessert

Easy American Dessert recipe
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A wonderful and easy dessert. The first time I made this for a family picnic I overheard someone say how patriotic it was! Now I make it for every July 4th party my family ...read more
posted by
FastChef
on 7/1/2004
time
prep:
20 min
total:
4 hr 20 min
servings
total:
20 servings, about 3/4 cup each
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What You Need

4
cups  boiling water, divided
1
pkg.  (8-serving size) JELL-O Gelatin, any red flavor
1
pkg.  (8-serving size) JELL-O Berry Blue Flavor Gelatin
2
cups  cold water
4
cups  prepared pound cake cubes
1
tub  (8 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed
2
cups  sliced strawberries

Make It

STIR 2 cups of the boiling water into each flavor of dry gelatin in separate bowls at least 2 minutes until completely dissolved. Stir 1 cup cold water into each bowl. Pour gelatins into separate 13x9-inch pans. Refrigerate 3 hours or until firm. Cut gelatin into 1/2-inch cubes.

PLACE red gelatin cubes in 3-1/2-quart serving bowl or trifle bowl. Top with layers of cake cubes, half of the whipped topping and the strawberries. Cover with blue gelatin cubes; top with the remaining whipped topping.

REFRIGERATE at least 1 hour or until ready to serve. Store leftover dessert in refrigerator.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Substitute
Prepare as directed, using 2 pkg. (4-serving size each) of either flavor of JELL-O Gelatin.
Substitute
Prepare as directed, substituting 3 medium bananas, sliced, for the strawberries.
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