Lemon-Pineapple Dessert Squares


  • 2 boxes (4-serving size each) lemon-flavored gelatin
  • 1 1/2 cups boiling water
  • 1 can (20 oz) crushed pineapple in juice, well drained, liquid reserved
  • 1 container (12 oz) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 round angel food cake (9 or 10 inch)
  • 2 cups sliced fresh strawberries


1 _ In large bowl, mix gelatin and boiling water until gelatin is completely dissolved. In 2-cup measuring cup, mix reserved pineapple liquid and enough cold water to make 2 cups. Stir into gelatin mixture. Refrigerate until thickened but not set, about 45 minutes.

2 _ Stir pineapple into thickened gelatin mixture. With rubber spatula, fold in 3 cups of the whipped topping.

3 _ Tear angel food cake into 1-inch pieces, placing half of the pieces in ungreased 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish. Spoon half of gelatin mixture evenly over cake pieces. Repeat layers. Cover tightly with plastic wrap; refrigerate until set, about 1 hour.

4 _ Cut dessert into serving pieces; place on dessert plates. Top each with about 2 tablespoons strawberries and about 1 tablespoon remaining whipped topping.