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Frosted Apricot-Pineapple Salad

Categories: Low-fat
Type: Salads

Gelatin fruit salads are a terrific way to persuade picky eaters that healthy fruit is yummy food.

Serves: Serves: 8


  • 1 (4-serving) package JELL-O sugar-free orange gelatin
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 2 cups (one 16-ounce can) apricot halves packed in fruit juice, drained, and 1/2 cup liquid reserved
  • 2 cups (two 8-ounce cans) pineapple tidbits, packed in fruit juice, drained, and 1/2 cup liquid reserved
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 (4-serving) package JELL-O sugar-free vanilla cook-and-serve pudding mix
  • 1 cup Cool Whip Free

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  1. In a large bowl, combine dry gelatin and boiling water. Mix well to dissolve gelatin.
  2. Pour 1/2 cup apricot juice and 1/4 cup pineapple juice into gelatin mixture, stirring well. Reserve remaining juice.
  3. Coarsely chop apricots. Fold apricots and pineapple into gelatin mixture.
  4. Pour into an 8-by-8-inch dish. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until mixture is firm.
  5. In a medium saucepan, combine remaining 1/4 cup pineapple juice, water, and dry pudding mix.
  6. Cook over medium heat until mixture thickens and starts to boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Cool completely.
  7. Blend in Cool Whip Free. Spread mixture evenly over set gelatin.
  8. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Cut into 8 servings.
  • If you can't find tidbits, use chunk pineapple and coarsely chop.

excerpted from:

From COOKING HEALTHY WITH THE KIDS IN MIND by JoAnna Lund. Used by arrangement with Perigee, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc. Copyright © 1998 by Healthy Exchanges, Inc.

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