Edna's Orange Jell-O

Nov 19 2012
Edna's Orange Jell-O

My mom has been making this pineapple-orange Jell-O for as long as I can remember. She got the recipe from Edna, her best friend's (Debbie) mom. My mom started making this as a teenager and she loved it so much, that she continued making it after she had me and my brothers. So I have grown up on this strange dessert and I can now say it is one of my all-time favorite desserts!

Let me explain something to all you Jell-O haters. I am not a Jell-O fan. I don't buy Jell-O in the market, I don't pick up Jell-O when I'm at a buffet (mmmmmm buffet), and I don't ever make plain old Jell-O. I make THIS Jell-O. It goes above and beyond "Jell-O" .... the custard on top is like ice cream. Pineapple ice cream. It's seriously unreal. It's "insane" as my Uncle Ricky would say.

So what I'm saying, is don't judge every Jell-O by it's Jell-O box because this recipe is aweeeeeesome. 

Thank you Edna. XO



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Edna’s Orange Jell-O

Ingredients for Jell-O
2 - 3 oz orange Jell-O
1 - c hot water
1 - c cold water
2 - bananas sliced
1 - 8 oz can crushed pineapple (drain & save juice)
1 - c tiny marshmallows

Ingredients for Custard
1/2 - c sugar
2 - tbl flour
1 - egg beaten
2 - tbs butter
1 1/2 to 2 cups cool whip
1 cup mild cheddar cheese
 
Directions
1. In a 13" x 9" Combine both Jell-o mixes w/ hot water until powder is completely dissolved then add cold water. (Exactly as described on box)

2. Drain an 8 oz can of crushed pineapple and  KEEP the pineapple juice! You will need this for the custard. Set crushed pineapple aside.

3. Thinly slice 2 bananas and add them to the Jell-O mixture. Pour in your mini marshmallows & crushed pineapple (no juice) as well.
 
4. Refrigerate Jell-O until firm. About 4 hours.
 
5. Now we are going to make the custard. Measure your pineapple juice. You will need 1 cup. If you do not have 1 cup, add water until it makes 1 cup. 
 
6. In a small sauce pan combine pineapple juice, sugar, beaten egg, butter and flour (while cold). Now turn the flame on low and stir until it starts to thicken and coats a spoon. Remove from heat and let cool in fridge. 
 
7. Once the custard is completely cool, fold your cool whip into it and then spread onto Jell-O
 
8. Grate mild cheddar cheese on top with large box grater and serve cold. Store in refrigerator.
 
Let us know what you think in the comments below!

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Anonymous said:
6 March, 2013 - 16:12
My aunt used to make this all of the time when I was growing up. I think it was my first sweet/salty combo. I didn't know why I loved it, I just did! To this day----sweet/salty dessert is my favorite. Thanks for posting this recipe---it brings back great memories!
Edisplace said:
2 December, 2012 - 22:20
I once upon a time was a judge in a cooking contest...actually there were three of us doing the judging...we had to take tiny bites of each dish...talk about some great cooks! And some even went out of their way to make their creation even look really really nice...but when it came to the GRAND WINNER...or whatever the tip top winner title was called...well, it took us a nano second to all agree on the winning dish...a "coke jello" dessert! It was really that good! I can't wait to try yours! Thanks for sharing.
JessieJane said:
3 December, 2012 - 12:14
Ooooh coke Jell-O. That sounds so interesting! I will have to attempt to make this. Thanks!
Anonymous said:
29 November, 2012 - 17:20
This was also made by mother as I was growing up..(I am 66) . the only difference is the 1 cup cold water was 1 cup 7up and we called it 7up salad
JessieJane said:
3 December, 2012 - 12:15
Yum! I'm trying that. Sounds like it would have a wonderful flavor.
Penny said:
28 November, 2012 - 13:25
I made this and it was a big hit at Thanksgiving. THANKS!!!! And thank you to Edna xo
steve said:
21 November, 2012 - 15:35
My mom would love that you named this after her.She always loved you like another daughter. We all miss her and this keeps her alive. Thank you both so much. I love you Tweedy like a sister.
tweedy said:
23 November, 2012 - 13:18
Love you too Keith....Hugs
annaM said:
20 November, 2012 - 15:39
Looks like I will be making this too. Thanks for all the Thanksgiving recipe ideas. I always find good stuff on your site. Happy Thanksgiving everyone :)
JessieJane said:
20 November, 2012 - 15:58
Thank you! Please let me know what you think : )
Anonymous said:
19 November, 2012 - 21:26
This looks absolutely yummy! We always do a kids jello for Thanksgiving- but I think we just found our new recipe for adults and kids tables alike! Thanks you two!!
JessieJane said:
20 November, 2012 - 15:59
It is sooooo yummy! Thanks for following us! XO
Anonymous said:
19 November, 2012 - 16:39
This looks amazing, think I'll try it for Thanksgiving!!!
Mom said:
19 November, 2012 - 12:54
Edna would love that you gave her a shout out! I'm so proud of you....love you...xxoo