Thursday, March 1, 2012

Jell-O Strawberry Parfait

Looking for a dessert that is light and pretty
and won't harm your waistline?
I pulled this recipe from my recipe file archives
and wondered why it got lost for so long.
Just three ingredients.
I made mine with sugar-free Jell-O and light whipped topping.
JELL-O STRAWBERRY PARFAIT
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INGREDIENTS
1 package (3oz) Jello-o brand gelatin, any flavor
1 cup sliced fresh fruit
1 cup thawed Cool Whip whipped topping

DIRECTIONS
Prepare gelatin according to package directions. Chill until slightly thickened. Set aside 1/3 cup. Add fruit to remaining gelatin; spoon into 4 to 5 glasses. Chill glasses at an angle until jello is set.

Meanwhile, fold whipped topping into measured (1/3 cup) gelatin. Spoon topping mixture into glasses of set jello. Chill. Garnish

80 comments:

Maple Lane said...

What a pretty dessert and one that even Mr. Maple can have. By the way, he still talks about the biscotti you sent him!

I can't wait to get an update on the baby!

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

YOUR photography is outstanding! It stirs the taste buds to where I wanted to lick my computer screen. So that is how they do that half and half design. Will have to try this one soon.

ButterYum said...

GASP - They are STUNNING!!!!!! Bravo to you, my dear. Gorgeous!

:)
ButterYum

Coral and Coast said...

This looks amazing! Great photos! Visiting from 'At the Picket Fence' link party :) xo K

NanaDiana said...

What a simple, easy, pretty dessert, Lorraine. You post such wonderful recipes. xo Diana

Kristin said...

It looks amazing! Pinned!

Carol said...

Looks so pretty! Definitely will be making this one.

Beth said...

What a beautiful dessert! I rarely make jello myself, but it's a staple at my mom's place. In fact, I even remember my mom serving this very dish in the 70s!

Marti said...

So pretty, so easy, and so diet friendly. Thank you for sharing.

Maria said...

These look amazing!!! Love the tilted effect, looks beautiful! I love all the wonderful things you post about, always happy to visit your blog!!!

podso said...

Perfect for this warm day! So pretty!
It looks like a bit of work but so worth it. An attractive food tastes better than something routine!

Jenn said...

Wow - so pretty!

Keri On said...

Looks so delicious and refreshing! I can't ever get my desserts to look as gorgeous as you do, but I imagine I can get them to taste pretty good!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

They are beautiful and easy on the waist line is always welcomed!

Cottage and Broome said...

Oh your strawberry treat looks amazing and lo cal too! Will have to give it a try, thanks for the great visual instructions too, Laura

BECKY said...

Fabulous! I wondered how you got the jello to go side-ways like that! :)

Dayle Allen Shockley said...

LOVE!!!

Turmeric n Spice said...

amazing ! love the play of color with the shape !! awesome

marie said...

WooHoo...even kitchen inept me can make this one! It's so pretty!! My family will be so impressed. : )

Pat's Pink Apron said...

And it looks so pretty too. Thank you for sharing. I love parfaits and jello as well. Pat

kitty said...

Such a pretty presentation & perfect for a light, Spring time dessert!! Mmmmmmmm!

Terra said...

So happy to find your blog on Pinterest, it is just beautiful! These parfaits are so creative, and look gorgeous:-) Take care, Terra
www.cafeterrablog.com

Ambika said...

Absolutely gorgeous photos!!

Olga P said...

such an easy, light and delicious dessert. Beautiful

Tricia said...

Nothing better than a dessert that looks like it could be a centerpiece! I need to bring back the Jell-O!!

Debs @ The Spanish Wok said...

Very pretty and jaw dropping presentation yet so simple to make. Brilliant photos too.

Amy said...

These looks gorgeous! Who knew they are so easy to make! Your presentation of this treat really take it to a whole new level. I love it. They will be wonderful to serve in gathering too. Thanks for the inspiration. Happy Friday. :)

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Almost too pretty to eat... almost:@)

Carole Knits said...

I saw this on Tastespotting and came right over - my mom used to make us this for dessert all the time. Thanks for the recipe and thanks for bringing back a great childhood memory.

Our Pinteresting Family said...

I saw these on Finding Fabulous! I love the look of them and I'm sure they taste wonderful. Definitely pinning this recipe. Megan

Debbie said...

I have lots of jello packets in my pantry but I have to admit I almost never make it. But your photos look so beautiful that I think I am going to make this one. I love that you included ways to make it lower in calories. I need to watch that. Thank you for sharing it.

Blessings and love,
Debbie

Sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more said...

you cannot go wrong with jello, I love how you made them tilted, so cute.

Deana said...

Those are cute....great photos....I'd love for you to share this @CountryMommaCooks Link & Greet party starts Fri.6pm,ct-Sunday midnight…

Jill @ KitchenFunWithMy3Sons.com said...

Love this! We just posted our Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday link party and would love for you to stop by and share this...http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2012/03/kitchen-fun-and-crafty-friday-link.html

Amanda said...

This looks sooo good, I visited your site through The Picket Fence and I am now a follower!
www.newlifeovernight.blogspot.com

Maggie Ann said...

This looks delicious and beautiful! Thank you for this light dessert. I am cleaning house for company tonight and could use one of these right now. ok..back to reality...grin. Untill I try your yummy recipe..I'll just open a little carton of blueberry yogurt and top it with a hefty tbl of cool whip. You've made me hungry for a treat. And a rest!

Shannon said...

These are so pretty! I love the diagonal and never thought it would be something so simple to recreate!

Thanks for linking up to Friday Food on Momtrends.com!

~ Lisa ~ said...

I'll be trying this one for sure. Thank you for sharing. <3

~ Lisa ~

momto8 said...

I also used to make this a long time ago...and forgot about it! thank you...this is way yummy and easy and inexpensive....i will make this next week.
i love how blogging gives me so many ideas!

Sue said...

You are amazing, LDH, you took three ingredients and made something so delicious looking....
As always thank you for sharing.
Hugs, Sue

Shannon @ Cozy Home Scenes And Cozy Home Kitchen said...

I don't even like jello, but your presentation makes it look tempting! That's always a compliment to a great chef. Thanks for sharing all your wonderful ideas with us.

Katie Jakubs said...

Too beautiful to eat!!! wow! Those are soooo pretty!! Great job!
I would like to invite you to link up at Fabulous Friday going on now.
http://littlebeckyhomecky.blogspot.com/2012/03/fantabulous-friday-2.html

Nann from At Nann's Table said...

LOVE this Lorraine. These are really beautiful. And everyone is watching their weight. I think I'm going to use these at my next luncheon. But maybe in green. Thanks for such a great recipe and idea. And your tutorial was perfect.

Hugs,

Nann

Shabby chic Sandy said...

That not only looks good--but is so pretty. I will make this for sure. Thanks for sharing!

Honey at 2805 said...

Gorgeous dessert! Thank you for sharing your creativity at Potpourri Friday at 2805!

Patrice said...

Quick and easy!

Mama Jodi said...

These are absolutely beautiful. It sounds so easy too. Thanks so much for the recipe and beautiful presentation.

Teacup-In-The-Garden said...

That looks wonderful!
Markus

Winnie said...

Very easy-to-make and very beautiful!
Your photos are gorgeous!

Janette... said...

Yum yum yum yum... that looks so good!!! Nice tip about leaving the glass tilted till set too :)

Justine said...

Stopping by from the Weekend Wrap UP Party!!! http://queenofsavings.com

Carrie said...

They look great! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday! I hope you will join us again this week!

Amanda said...

Love how you made it slant! such a clever idea! Thanks for the very kind comment on my blog as well! :D

Amanda
softandstiffpeaks.blogspot.com

Lisa @ Flour Me With Love said...

These are so pretty! I'd love for you to share them at Mix it up Monday:

http://flourmewithlove.blogspot.com/2012/03/mix-it-up-monday.html

I hope to see you soon :)

Lisa @ Flour Me With Love said...

Thank you so much for sharing these beauties at Mix it up Monday and I hope you'll stop back soon :)

Kim @ KimsKandyKreations said...

What a beautiful, yummy looking dessert. I have pinned this because I definitely want to try it for Easter. My kids have discovered jello and I think this would be a fun take on it. Thanks for sharing!

Brandi said...

Such a beautiful presentation!

createdbyjess said...

These look amazing! Your picture could easily be in a food magazine, it's gorgeous.

Paper Mom said...

I think this is the prettiest treat I've ever seen!

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

What a gorgeous looking desserts, I so want one right now. So yummy looking I love strawberries, and so happy they are healthy. I need that right now. From the looks of it your desserts are a huge hit. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best.

Just a little something from Judy said...

This pretty recipe is exactly what I am looking for. Thank you so much for sharing it. It will be perfect for my luncheon. I love how you so beautifully photograph the food dishes you share. What talent!

At The Picket Fence said...

Oh my!! So gorgeous and yummy! These are just beautiful. Thank you for linking up to Inspiration Friday, we will be featuring these this week on Inspiration Friday!

Heather

Sugarr2518 said...

These look so tasty and so pretty! Thanks for sharing this:)

odetoinspiration said...

Beautiful presentation and it looks yummy!!! Pinning it:D

Alissa@CraftyEndeavor.com said...

This looks delicious, nice presentation! I'm pinning this one.

Carrie said...

You've been featured!

http://makinglemonadeblog.blogspot.com/2012/03/refresh-your-nest-24.html

Barbara said...

What a beautiful looking dessert! So pinning it...thank you for sharing and following you now!

MARÍA said...

wow! it looks really yummy!!!

María from Spain
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http://lacasitadmaria.blogspot.com/

Little Birdie Blessings said...

This looks absolutely delightful. I would have never figured out how you made this on a slant without the photos. I guess that doesn't' speak highly of my cognitive function. Anyway, I'll be pinning this for sure. Thanks so much. ~ Abby

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Who cares how it tastes!!!! But I can see it is delicious too.... an added bonus! WOW factor dessert! Thanks for bringing it to ON THE MENU MONDAY.
Yvonne

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

You make everything sooooo pretty. Great pictures. Thanks for sharing at Wow.

todi design said...

Looks delicious and so chic way to present! Love..

Shelly Ann said...

This is so pretty and would be perfect for Valentine's Day!

Анатолий said...

Прекрасный десерт!

Walking on Sunshine said...

Such a delicious dessert and BEAUTIFUL! Thank you for sharing with Foodie Friends Friday. Sharing on my Walking on Sunshine FB page tomorrow morning! Please join us next week for another fun party!

mickeydownunder said...

G'day! beautiful presentation, true!
How could any pass up a Jello dessert when it looks THIS good too!
Cheers! Joanne
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Foodie Friday Friday Linky Party too!

Debra Ann Elliott said...

Yummy! Stopping by from FFF

- spoonstories- said...

They look great really. Very delicate but simple.Its a great idea for party.Thank you:)

Nickie H said...

Hi! I stumbled onto your blog and I am LOVING it! In fact I loved your Jell-O strawberry heart recipe so much that I featured it on my blog's " Top 15 Valentine's Day Treats". I love how simple yet elegant it looks! Perfect for brunch dessert! lol Anyways If you'd like to check out the post you can find it here:
http://nickieslittlebubble.blogspot.com/2014/01/top-15-best-valentines-day-treats-2014.html
Happy Weekend!

justamumnz said...

Hi! I just wanted to pop in and say I found this recipe and loved it so much I have written todays blog about it! I have had a play with the recipe and made it more NZ friendly, so I hope you don't mind! here it is http://justamumnz.wordpress.com/2014/02/12/strawberry-jelly-mousse-delight/ - What a great recipe - so easy to make and fun to look at!

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