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Lime Jell-O Marshmallow Cottage Cheese Surprise

While athletes at the 2002 Winter Olympics are going for the gold, their Utahan hosts will be going for the green. That is, green as in lime Jell-O--the nonsponsoring, unofficial food of choice in the home of the Winter Olympics. ... Read more

Total time: 15 minutes plus 5 hours chilling | Serves 9
  • 1 (3-ounce) package lime-flavored gelatin
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 (20-ounce) can crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup whipped cream or Cool Whip
  • 1 (6-ounce) jar maraschino cherries, drained
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows

Step 1Place the gelatin in a bowl, add the boiling water and stir until dissolved, 1 to 2 minutes. Drain the pineapple, reserving 1/2 cup of the syrup. Add that syrup to the gelatin. Chill until thickened but not set, about 1 hour.

Step 2Fold in the pineapple, cottage cheese, whipped cream, cherries, pecans and marshmallows. Pour into a 5-cup mold. Chill until set, at least 4 hours. Unmold onto a plate.

Note: The unofficial Jell-O mold of Utah. From "Jell-O: A Biography" (Harvest Books, $15).
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