1 20-ounce can crushed pineapple (juice pack)
1 envelope unflavored gelatin
1/2 cup mint-flavored apple jelly
1 cup whipping cream
Drain pineapple, reserving juice. In saucepan soften gelatin in reserved juice. Add jelly and salt; heat and stir till gelatin is dissolved and jelly melted. If needed, beat to blend jelly. Stir in pineapple. Chill till mixture is partially set.
Whip cream just to soft peaks; fold into partially thickened gelatin mixture. Tint with few drops green food coloring, if desired. Spoon into 8x4x2-inch loaf dish. Cover and freeze till firm. Let stand at room temperature 15 minutes before serving. Unmold; slice and place on lettuce-lined salad plates. Garnish with fresh mint, if desired. Makes 8 servings.
FROZEN STRAWBERRY-BANANA SALADS
1 21-ounce can strawberry pie filling
1 pint vanilla ice cream, softened
1 tablespoon lemon juice
3 medium bananas, chopped
1/4 cup coarsely chopped toasted almonds
Stir together pie filling, softened ice cream, and lemon juice. Stir in bananas and nuts. Turn mixture into 8 individual molds. Cover and freeze until firm. to serve, let stand at room temperature 10 minutes. Unmold onto lettuce-lined plates. Makes 8 servings.
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