(This post was originally published on 8-24-20 and updated on 11-18-20)
This classic 7up Salad has three layers and easy to create. This dessert is wonderful anytime of year. Created as part of a Holiday buffet is a treat to the eyes. Not to mention, a taste sensation! 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!
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 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*
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!
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.
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~