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SANDRA'S LAYERED FRUIT-LADEN LEMON JELLO DESSERT

Top layer: Lemon jello, pineapple, pears
Middle Layer:
Sweet creamy mixture
Bottom Layer:
Lemon jello, pineapple, peaches


Servings: (8 to 10)
Prep: 15 Mins.
Refrigerate: 1st time-1-1/2 hrs; 2nd time-4 hrs.

INGREDIENTS:

2-Layer Jello-Fruit Mixture:
2 (3 oz. boxes) fat-free lemon jello, divided
2 cups boiling water, divided
1 15 oz. can peaches in light syrup, drained (reserve juice)
1 15 oz. can pears in light syrup, drained (reserve juice)
1 20 oz. can crushed pineapple, drained (reserve juice)
--[Note: Overall, you'll only be using 1 cup of reserved fruit juice)

Middle Creamy Layer Mixture:
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 teaspoons agave (or 1 tablespoon honey)

METHOD:

In a medium, round, glass bowl, add one pkg. lemon jello; stir in 1 cup of boiling water to dissolve.

In a small, round, glass bowl, the second pkg. lemon jello; stir in 1 cup of boiling water to dissolve.

Separately drain the 3 cans of fruit through a sieve a medium bowl to drain; setting 3 different drained fruits in their own small bowl.  Roughly chop the bowl of peaches, then the bowl of pears.  Set 3 bowls of fruit aside.

Measure 1 cup of drained fruit juice mixture and stir into large bowl of lemon jello, then do the same adding a separate 1 cup of drained fruit juice mixture and stir into second small bowl of lemon jello.  Place both bowls of lemon jello into refrigerator to cool and slightly thicken for 1-1/2 hours.

Meanwhile, whisk the creamy layer mixture ingredients in a small bowl, and refrigerate until final assembly of dessert.

After 1-1/2 hours, drain any additional juice that accumulates under fruit in 3 bowls.  Add half of the drained crushed pineapple both the first large bowl of partially set lemon jello, including the other half to the small bowl of lemon jello. Gently fold in all the drained peaches to the large bowl jello mixture.

Spread the creamy layer mixture over top of first layer of jello fruit mixture.

Gently fold in all the drained pears to the small bowl jello mixture, then pour atop the creamy layer mixture, and your dessert is fully assembled! Cover, and refrigerate for a minimum of 4 hours to set. ~ Enjoy!


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