1 can of crushed pineapple drained – (Reserve Juice)
8 oz. Cool Whip
8 oz. Cream Cheese
1 tsp. of Lemon Juice
1 cup of reserved Pineapple Juice (I’ve also substituted orange juice)
1/2 cup of sugar
2 Tbsp. of cornstarch
2 Egg Yolks
Fourth (Top) Layer
2 Cups of Heavy Cream (Chilled)
2 Tbsp. of sugar
About 1 cup of sweetened coconut shavings
A See Through Bowl or Dish (8×10) – You want to show off the layers 🙂
Now, Breaking This Up Into Layers – Here’s What You’ll Need To Do
First Layer (Bottom Layer)
Heat water, add Jell-O and stir for 2 minutes or until dissolved.
Stir in drained pineapple
Pour into your serving dish
Refrigerate for 4 hours, or until firm
Mix the cream cheese & cool whip ( I used a Mixer for this – thank goodness for those!)
Spread this layer onto the first layer
In a saucepan over medium/high heat- heat the pineapple juice, lemon juice, and sugar. Stir so everything is dissolved
Add Cornstarch – continue to stir until very thick (like a paste) Turn the heat up, if it’s not thickening.
Temper the eggs – Have the 2 yolks mixed in a bowl, next to you, and take a spoon full of heated mixture.
Whip the heated mixture into the eggs
Add the egg mixture to the saucepan, and continue to whip while the egg is cooking into the mixture. (Only takes a minute)
Remove from heat
Let cool for about 5 minutes
Spread over the second layer (this is a thin layer)- place back in the fridge
You’ll want to use your mixer for this or handheld beater
Beat the Heavy Cream until soft peaks form
Add 2 Tbsp. of sugar, and continue to beat until the cream is the consistency of whipped cream
Spread over the third layer
Sprinkle Coconut Shavings on top and Enjoy
This can be stored in the refrigerator, covered tightly with plastic wrap for up to a week
*The original recipe included shredded cheddar cheese on top and fun colors for the layers. It was supposed to resemble an Easter Egg. I omitted the food coloring because I thought the layers already had a bright spring contrast and the cheese would definitely deter my kids from tasting this dessert.
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