7 Layer Jello Christmas Story

So let’s start with a tue Christmas Story…”krazy” style.

Back in the early 80’s, the 7-layer jello was all the rage.

It was time consuming to say the least but a fun presentation and an OK taste. My mom decided to make this for Christmas Eve dinner at my aunt and uncles.  It was our yearly get together and everyone would trade hosting the event with everyone bringing a dish to pass. My mom spent the day before Christmas Eve making this jello and was so happy when it turned out so well. Right before service of the meal on Christmas Eve, my uncle came downstairs to speak with my mom. I followed her upstairs (I was in my late teens and helped her with the jello), to hear what the problem was. It seemed that my uncle, thinking my mom’s glass dish of jello, covered in foil,  was the shredded turkey and gravy that needed to go in the oven. You guessed it; he had put the 7 layer jello in the oven which was totally cooked and melted. OMG…true story! TOO FUNNY!

Please enjoy this classic recipe

7-Layer Jello

Ingredients

    1. 1 (3 ounce) packages black cherry Jell-O
    2. 1 (3 ounce) packages cherry Jell-O
    3. 1 (3 ounce) packages lime Jell-O gelatin
    4. 1 (3 ounce) packages lemon Jell-O gelatin
    5. 1 (3 ounce) packages orange Jell-O
    6. 1 (3 ounce) packages raspberry Jell-O gelatin
    7. 1 (3 ounce) packages strawberry Jell-O gelatin dessert
    8. 4 1/2 cups boiling water ( divided)
    9. 4 1/2 cups cold water ( divided)
    10. 1 1/2 cups evaporated milk ( divided)
    11. 8 ounces Cool Whip
    12. 1/2 cup crushed pecans (optional)

 

Directions

  1. 1st Layer.
  2. Boil 3/4 cup hot water. Add black cherry jello and stir until dissolved. Remove from heat and add 3/4 cup cold water. Stir. Pour into dish and chill for 40 minutes.
  3. 2nd Layer.
  4. Boil 1/2 cup hot water. Add Cherry jello and stir until dissolved. Remove from heat and add 1/2 cup cold water and 1/2 cup evaporated milk. Stir and gently pour over top of 1st layer. Chill for 30 minutes.
  5. 3rd Layer.
  6. Boil 3/4 cup hot water. Add lime jello and stir until dissolved. Remove from heat and add 3/4 cup cold water. Stir and gently pour over 2nd layer. Chill for 30 minutes.
  7. 4th Layer.
  8. Boil 1/2 cup hot water. Add lemon jello and stir until dissolved. Remove from heat and add 1/2 cup cold water and 1/2 cup evaporated milk. Stir and gently pour over 3rd layer. Chill for 30 minutes.
  9. 5th Layer.
  10. Boil 3/4 cup hot water. Add orange jello and stir until dissolved. Remove from heat and add 3/4 cup cold water. Stir and gently pour over 4th layer. Chill for 30 minutes.
  11. 6th Layer.
  12. Boil 1/2 cup hot water. Add raspberry jello and stir until dissolved. Remove from heat and add 1/2 cup cold water and 1/2 cup evaporated milk. Stir and gently pour over 5th layer. Chill 30 minutes.
  13. 7th Layer
  14. Boil 3/4 cup hot water. Add strawberry jello and stir until dissolved. Remove from heat and add 3/4 cup cold water. Stir and gently pour over 6th layer. Chill.
  15. Then spread with cool whip and top with pecans.

 

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