Recipe by DThomRN2
"This is a fruit salad/dessert which my family has always called Sawdust Salad because of the toasted coconut on top."
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1 (3 ounce) package
lemon flavored Jell-O® mix
1 (3 ounce) package
orange flavored Jell-O® mix
1 (20 ounce) can
crushed pineapple, drained
1 (16 ounce) package
eggs, lightly beaten
2 (1.3 ounce) envelopes
whipped topping mix
1 (8 ounce) package
cream cheese, softened
shredded coconut, toasted
This was good, but I would make a few changes next time. Our family uses cheese instead of coconut (like others mentioned). I think doubling the custard would be great, and halving the marshmallows. Definitely worth trying - it took me years to taste it and now I love it!
I made this to serve at a potluck. The recipe was not too clear. When adding hot water to the gelatin powder, no amount of water was given. Since there were 2 packages of jello I used a total of 4 cups of water. I think there were too many marshmallows. Half the amount would be plenty. I heated the jello, added the marshmallows and melted them. The topping was very good but had a tendency to "slide" when the salad was cut into squares. The overall taste was good. I would make it again but with changes.
I made this because I wanted a different jello salad for a Sunday dinner. It was totally awesome. Worth the effort. My family loved it. Thanks for the recipe, Diana. I will make it again and again.
WOW!! Very good recipe--My recipe is exactly like this one, but omits the banana, and instead of coconut, adds shredded cheddar cheese on top..Will try this version soon...
I had to throw most of this dish away...my family didn't like it. The ingredients just don't go together...it was an odd combination.
My church has an annual fundaiser luncheon, and I made this salad for the most recent one. Everyone asked for the recipe; one lady even called me at work to ask if I was the one who had prepared it. My husband is NOT a jello person; he loves it and has asked for it again.
I was looking for something different to do with Jell-O and found this recipe. The first time I made it I followed directions exactly, everyone loved it. Its a little time comsuming, but worth the effort. The second time I used only orange Jell-0 and I liked it even better. I've even experimented by using orange soda in place of the water for the Jell-o. Thanks for the great recipe Diana :)
I made this salad to take to someone's house on Christmas and it was a huge hit. The blend of orange and lemon jello results in a tangerine flavor. I would cut the amount of miniture marshmallows in half in the future and I used real Whipping cream in place of the powdered cream.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 485
** Calories from Fat: 93
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