My mom used to make a jello salad like this one that my husband tolerates so I was on the hunt for a better recipe. I followed this recipe to the letter and it was waaaaay to sweet for me (all I could taste was sweetness!) and too much topping for my husband. I decided to combine my mom's salad and this salad and I came up with, to me and my family, the perfect recipe. Here's what I did:
Make the raspberry jello as the package instructs using the hot and cold water. Add the crushed pineapple and about 2 cups thawed frozen blueberries. (Note: the pineapple needs to be REALLY drained otherwise your jello won't set. I mash mine through a metal strainer with a spoon.) Put the jello/fruit in the fridge until set. I didn't change the topping ingredients except to cut the volume in half. Spread the topping over the set jello and chill until served.
We could taste the fruits in this version without being overpowered by sweetness. Hope this helps someone!
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My mom used to make a jello salad like this one that my husband tolerates so I was on the hunt...