Jello Fruit Dessert
  • 6 ounces Jell-O (large box)
  • 16 ounces canned fruit
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 8 ounces cool whip
  1. Dissolve the jello in two cups hot water. Use juice from the fruit and enough water to make 1½ cups. (I add ice to the juice to help speed the cooling process.) Add the juice/water mix to the Jell-O. Stir and chill until slightly firm. It shouldn’t be watery any more, but not well set.
  2. In a blender, combine about 1 cup of the Jell-O and the cream cheese. Add the remaining Jell-O and mix well.
  3. Cut the fruit into bite size pieces. Add to the Jell-O.
  4. Stir in the cool whip. You have to stir it well so the cool whip doesn’t stay in big lumps. A few small ones are fine.
  5. Put into serving dishes, a large bowl, or a rectangular dish and chill.
I like using canned pears the best. They go well with most flavors, but I particularly like them with cherry or raspberry.
Recipe by Gluten-Free Homemaker at