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Lemon-Pineapple Dessert Squares

Light and luscious in both taste and texture, this dessert is perfect for any occasion.

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  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 2 hr 0 min
  • ingredients 6
  • servings 18
 

Ingredients

2
boxes (4-serving size each) lemon-flavored gelatin
1 1/2
cups boiling water
1
can (20 oz) crushed pineapple in juice, well drained, liquid reserved
1
container (12 oz) frozen whipped topping, thawed
1
round angel food cake (9 or 10 inch)
2
cups sliced fresh strawberries

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  • 1 In large bowl, mix gelatin and boiling water until gelatin is completely dissolved. In 2-cup measuring cup, mix reserved pineapple liquid and enough cold water to make 2 cups. Stir into gelatin mixture. Refrigerate until thickened but not set, about 45 minutes.
  • 2 Stir pineapple into thickened gelatin mixture. With rubber spatula, fold in 3 cups of the whipped topping.
  • 3 Tear angel food cake into 1-inch pieces, placing half of the pieces in ungreased 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish. Spoon half of gelatin mixture evenly over cake pieces. Repeat layers. Cover tightly with plastic wrap; refrigerate until set, about 1 hour.
  • 4 Cut dessert into serving pieces; place on dessert plates. Top each with about 2 tablespoons strawberries and about 1 tablespoon remaining whipped topping.
  • 1 In large bowl, mix gelatin and boiling water until gelatin is completely dissolved. In 2-cup measuring cup, mix reserved pineapple liquid and enough cold water to make 2 cups. Stir into gelatin mixture. Refrigerate until thickened but not set, about 45 minutes.
  • 2 Stir pineapple into thickened gelatin mixture. With rubber spatula, fold in 3 cups of the whipped topping.
  • 3 Tear angel food cake into 1-inch pieces, placing half of the pieces in ungreased 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish. Spoon half of gelatin mixture evenly over cake pieces. Repeat layers. Cover tightly with plastic wrap; refrigerate until set, about 1 hour.
  • 4 Cut dessert into serving pieces; place on dessert plates. Top each with about 2 tablespoons strawberries and about 1 tablespoon remaining whipped topping.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

For a "lighter" version of this recipe, use sugar-free gelatin and reduced-fat whipped topping.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
190
(
Calories from Fat
35),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3 1/2g
3 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
250mg
250%;
Total Carbohydrate
37g
37%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
31g
31%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.