This is one of those odd recipes that you eat somewhere, kind of out of "duty", and are amazingly surprised by how good it is. I can honestly say that had I seen this recipe in a magazine I would have turned the page but, after tasting it, I had to have it! I was even slightly put off when I was given the recipe HA! With that said, my husband, who really is not a fan of "Jell-O Salads" eats at least two helpings of this one any time I serve it. Yes, it really is that good! (my kids love the green Jell-O part but skip the topping . . .imagine that!)
Three Layered Jell-O
6 oz box of Lime Jell-O
3 3/4 cups hot water
1 cup drained crushed pineapple, juice reserved
Mix the above items and then pour into an 8x8 dish. Place in the fridge until firm.
8 oz cream cheese (Softened)
1 cup cool whip
Whip together and spread on top of Jell-O
1 cup sugar
2 Tablespoons flour
1/2 cup pineapple juice
Cook until thick, then let cool and put on top of cream cheese layer. Chill (Note: This needs to be heated slowly as to not scramble the eggs; once it is hot, turn up the heat enough to bring it to a very slow "bubble" so it will thicken. It will happen quickly once it gets to this point so keep an close eye on it!)
So, here are a couple of things I learned :-) The first time I made this, it was a total 100% fail. This is a plan ahead recipe - one that needs to be started in the morning but, it is also quick because it is just a quick 10 minute mix of a layer and then walk away for a few hours. I tried to rush it, on a very hot day, and my Jell-O never set up. It was sad :-( BUT the second time around, I was patient!