Classic 7up Salad #dessert #frugal #homemade #recipe

Classic 7up Salad

This classic 7up Salad has three layers and easy to create. Definitely, the perfect Summer relaxing comfort dessert. The best part is that it falls under the catagory of “frugal”. Yes, $7 – $8 to create a huge dish of homemade goodness. I remember watching my Grandma make this. Classic recipes are my favorite!

Grandma would be proud!😊
Ingredients

Ingredients

1 large box of Lemon Jello (the grocery had no large boxes. So, I got 2 – 3oz boxes).

2 cups 7 up

2 cups miniature marshmallows (I used a whole 10 oz bag).

2 cups of boiling water

20 oz can of drained crushed pineapple

1/2 cup sugar

1 egg

1 cup pineapple juice (from the drained crushed pineapple can).

2 unleveled Tbsp flour

2 – 8 oz boxes of cream cheese (softened)

4 Tbsp butter or margarine

Your desired amount of cool whip to top (I used 12 oz)

I used a 9 x13 aluminum pan that came with a cover. However, I think this dessert looks best in a glass casserole dish. *I have to get a new casserole dish*

Step 1: 1st layer

In the pan or dish that your using pour in 2 cups of boiling water (I used my tea kettle). Dissolve the jello in the boiling water, add 7up, add drained pineapple and blend. Cover with marshmallows and set till firm. It takes about 3+ hours to firm. I began step 2 after a hour of step 1 setting. Either way, the results are fabulous!

Step 2: 2nd layer

On the stove in a pan (I had my heat dialed to #4) add pineapple juice, sugar and egg. Blend well. Add flour and stir until it thickens (just like making gravy). Then, remove from heat and add butter plus cream cheese. Beat/whip mixture until well blended and creamy. I did all of this by hand but you can use a electric mixer if you choose. Spread over 1st layer and place in frig till firm.

Step 3: final layer

Final step: Spread cool whip (whipped cream) over top. You can be creative with this recipe and make it uniquely yours. For instance, you can use lime jello and pastel colored marshmallows for the Springtime. This is a classic recipe that never fails to keep them coming back for more. ~Enjoy~

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