Recipe By v monte
Published Nov 20th
Prep - Cook - Additional - Ready In -
Servings 12 servings Calories 384.5

My Step-mom gave me this recipe about 20 years ago and we have incorporated it into our holiday traditions ever since! It may seem strange to put cheese on this, but it really does cut the sweetness enough to serve it with dinner.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 (15 ounce) can apricot halves, drained with juice reserved
  • 2 (8 ounce) cans crushed pineapple, drained with juice reserved
  • 2 (6 ounce) packages orange flavored Jell-O® mix
  • 2 cups hot water
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup shredded Colby longhorn cheese

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Drain and reserve syrup from apricots and pineapple. Add water to equal 2 1/2 cups.
  2. 2 In a mixing bowl, dissolve the gelatin in hot water. Stir in 1 1/2 cups reserved fruit syrup, set aside to cool.
  3. 3 To the gelatin mixture, add the apricots, pineapple, nuts and marshmallows. Stir to combine, pour into a lightly oiled 9x13 inch pan and chill until firm.
  4. 4 In a small sauce pan, combine the sugar, flour, egg, remaining fruit syrup and butter. Heat and stir constantly until thickened. Refrigerate until chilled.
  5. 5 Whip cream until stiff peaks form; fold into chilled custard mixture. Spread over gelatin, refrigerate, and sprinkle with cheese before serving.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 384.5
  • Carbohydrate 61.7 g
  • Cholesterol 52.2 mg
  • Fat 14.4 g
  • Fiber 1.2 g
  • Protein 6 g
  • Saturated Fat 7.2 g
  • Sodium 165.7 mg
  • Sugar 48.8 g


  1. Everybody loved it!! Thanks for the recipe!
  2. Very refreshing gelatin salad. I made this with sugar-free gelatin. Cut nicely and held it's shape to serve individual servings. Would be a nice salad to mix up the jell-o flavors and the fruits. The topping has a very nice taste to it. Will be making this one again.
  3. This was a total hit with both sides of my family I have even sent to recipe on to my uncle! Love it! will make again for sure!
  4. Thanks for this oldtime recipe. My cousin had given it to me years ago and I made it several years at Thanksgiving then lost it. The grated cheese on top does sound weird but it really makes this a unique congealed salad. This is my favorite recipe. Thanks again.
  5. This was an excellent recipe. The taste was great and I didn't think it was that sweet. I didn't add any cheese to it but topped the custard sauce with a little cinnamon. The only that I didn't like is guessing how long you needed to let the custard set to the proper chill. There - Read more ...

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