Tuesday, January 10, 2012


So boring, I know! Why would I post something about JELL-O!?
Because this was inspired by a nice recipe I found on the internet and so I decided to make my own, picking my jell-O flavor and my favorite fruits. It makes Jell-O actually fun! And helps my diet since sugar and fat free jell-o means no calories!

Getting it out of the pan can be tricky, but not hard at all.


You're gonna need a 6 cups capacity angel food cake pan or bundt pan.

♥ 2 packages of Jell-O (I chose sugar free peach)
           < prepared with 10% less water than regular packaging instructions >
♥ 1 + 1/4 cups fruits (at least 3 different kinds)

Preparing the jell-o
Wet the pan of your choice sprinkling and spreading some water all over its inside. (This will help taking the jell-o out of the pan).
After dissolving all the Jell-O according to this recipe, fill the bottom of the pan with about 1/3 of the liquid and distribute the fruits around it. Leave it in the fridge for about 35 minutes or until slightly set.
Make another layer of jell-o liquid + fruits. Back to the fridge and then make the last layer.
Let it cool in the fridge for about 4 hours or overnight.
Let it outside of the fridge for about 5 minutes. Put a plate covering the pan and turn it upside down. VOILÀ! You should have a perfect, cool jell-o/fruit dessert!

Told you Jell-O could be fun! Indulge your sweet tooth. Guilt free!
A nice variation would be making half of a pudding recipe, something that will set well and cover the bottom of the pan with that. Then star with the layers of jell-O.

♥ The fruits I picked and other cool options:
Pear or apple cut with cookie cutters in different shapes

Don't forget to spray the pan with water to make it easy when transferring the dessert to the plate
Serve it on a cake platter for a fancy look
To make it look chic, you can try edible flowers or fresh peppermint leaves with the fruits too;
Choose a light, transparent jell-o flavor so your fruits can be seen! Peach, pineapple or unflavored gelatin with fruit juice are perfect options.
IMPORTANT: If you're making your own gelatine, DO NOT USE PINEAPPLE JUICE as it won't set! Enzymes will eat the gelatine and you'll end up with a gooey mess!

Inspired by www.chocolatria.com

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