Sunday, December 15, 2019

Pineapple Jell-O Fluff

Pineapple Fluff is a light and fluffy pineapple dessert salad perfect for holidays, get-togehers, potlucks or summer cookouts. 

Today I am sharing a family favorite fruit fluff that's easy to prepare and serve. In the south a holiday just isn't a holiday without a good Jell-O fluff salad. I have several favorite flavor variations, but all of them are delicious. This Pineapple Fluff pairs perfectly with ham and always graces our Christmas and Easter table. 

Cranberry, raspberry and strawberry are wonderful at Thanksgiving and lemon, lime, peach and cherry are delicious for spring and backyard cookouts. Most fluff salads call for Cool whip, but I like to make use real whipped cream. 

For best results, make this fluff salad the same day that you plan on eating it. I always make mine in the morning so the fluff has plenty of time to chill. If you're looking for a dish to take to a potluck or barbecue than fluff is the recipe. Everyone loves it and it always goes quickly.  

Pineapple Jell-O Fluff

1 – 8 ounce can crushed pineapple or 1 - 20 ounce can pineapple 
tidbits, drained (reserve pineapple juice)
1/2 - cup water or use reserved pineapple juice
1/2 - cup granulated sugar
1 – 3 ounce package pineapple Jell-O
1 - pint (16 oz) fresh whipping cream, whipped ( not cool whip)
1 1/2 - cups mini marshmallows

In a small pot mix the water or pineapple juice and sugar over low heat just until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat. 

Add the dry jello and mix to combine.  Place the jell-o mixture into the refrigerator for 20 - 30 minutes or just until the mixture starts to thicken or set.  

In a separate large bowl, whip the cream until soft peaks form. Lightly fold the whipped cream into the jell-o mixture. 

Add pineapple and mini marshmallows. Lightly mix to combine. 

Cover and refrigerate at least 2 -3 hours before serving. 

Cook's Note: To make a Pina Colada Fluff, add 1/2 cup flaked coconut to the recipe. You can also substitute the colorful, fruity mini marshmallows for spring and Easter. This is especially delicious in lemon and lime Jell-O fluff.  

You can also find this recipe at Weekend Potluck! Stop by and check it out. 

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