I just thought I would share a little recipe for a nice light refreshing treat. It would be perfect for the hot weather but I just made this and its pretty darn good in cold weather too.
I have to give credit to the Food Network’s Paula Deen on this one but I have an idea to put a spin to it. And while you should follow the ingredients you don’t really have to follow exactly how they put it together.
Carolyn’s Gelatin Cheesecake
Prep Time = 15 minutes
Inactive Prep Time = 3 hours
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Serves: 12 servings
1 (12-oz) Container Low-Fat (1%) Cottage Cheese [I only found a 16 oz. at the store so you know just leave in what you think is 4oz.]
2 (.3oz) Boxes of Sugar Free Strawberry Gelatin, Plus 1 Box (recommended: Jell-O) [I only saw .6 oz boxes at the store so I bought one and then guesstimated what half of the other was]
2 Ready-Made Ligh Graham Cracker Crusts
1 Pint Fresh Strawberries, Plus Extra For Garnish [I skipped this part all together, so did my mom and she used Peach Jello and I used Raspberry]
1 (8 oz) Container of Frozen Light Whipped Topping, Thawed [I used Cool Whip Lite and I put it on after I cut myself a piece but I’m bringing one to my parents and I think I will put it on top first]
Put cottage cheese in a blender.
Make 2 boxes of the gelatin, using 1 cup of hot and 1 cup of cold water.
At once, before it jells, add to cottage cheese.
Blend until smooth.
Pour evenly into crusts and refrigerate until set.
Cut up fruit and place on top of pie.
Make remaining package of gelatin as per instructions on box. [My mom just mixed it all together in the blender and left it less smooth which was really yummy, when I made it I made it how the directs say minus letting the cottage cheese and jello mix set and then poured the other gelatin in and that was good too and my cottage cheese was blended so there were no chunks in the pie]
Pour it on top of fruit and put it in the refrigerator until set.
Put whipped topping on top.
Garnish with more fruit.
1. Following Paula Deens Directions
2 & 3. Following my directions
Side Note: My mom’s version leaves the pie much creamier than both of these and it is so good but I liked mine too. Its something you can play around with and use different flavors. I was thinking I could use lime jello and then put yellow food coloring in with my whipped topping and there ya go A’s Jello Pie!!!!! GENIUS!!!! Try it…I don’t cook and it tasted awesome mine might not be as pretty as Paula’s but it all goes to the same place in the end.