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Tropical Layered Dessert

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20 servings

A graham cracker and coconut crust is topped with cream cheese and pineapple gelatin laced with fruit cocktail for a luscious chilled dessert.

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  • Add boiling water to gelatin mix in large bowl; stir 2 min. until completely dissolved. Stir in cold water. Add fruit cocktail; mix well. Refrigerate 1-1/4 hours or until slightly thickened (consistency of unbeaten egg whites).
  • Mix graham crumbs, coconut, butter and 1/4 cup sugar; press onto bottom of 13x9-inch pan. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Beat cream cheese, remaining sugar and milk in large bowl with whisk until blended. Gently stir in 2 cups COOL WHIP and pineapple. Spread evenly over crust. Spoon gelatin mixture over cream cheese layer. Refrigerate 4 hours or until firm. Serve topped with remaining COOL WHIP.

Special Equipment Needed

Size Wise

Tropical flavors make this simple dessert ideal for a summer party. This dessert will serve a crowd of 20.

How to Toast Coconut

Heat oven to 350°F. Spread coconut into thin layer in shallow baking pan. Bake 7 to 12 min. or until lightly toasted, stirring occasionally.

Food Facts

Do not use fresh or frozen pineapple, kiwi, gingerroot, papaya, figs or guava since enzymes in these fruits prevent the gelatin from setting.


  • 20 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 20 servings
Calories 230
Total fat 12g
Saturated fat 8g
Cholesterol 30mg
Sodium 170mg
Carbohydrate 28g
Dietary fiber 1g
Sugars 22g
Protein 2g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 10 %DV
Vitamin C 4 %DV
Calcium 2 %DV
Iron 2 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

Ratings & Reviews

Rated 2 out of 5 by from the recipe ingredients does not list gelatin The recipe instructions says to add the gelatin, but the ingredients do not list gelatin, much less a kind and size. I take it from the description above it that it is pineapple gelatin, but in order for you to shop for a dessert recipe you need to see the ingredients listed, not find out when you start that you need gelatin and didn'tbuy it.
Date published: 2017-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This dessert was awesome. This dessert was awesome. I cut the recipe in half and used a pre-made crust. I also used mandarin oranges and banana instead of the fruit cocktail. Everyone loved it and asked for seconds. I will definately be making this again!
Date published: 2006-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I made this for my sister in law baby shower. I made this for my sister in law baby shower. Since the theme was Hawaii. Everybody love it..
Date published: 2006-11-03
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