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Cheese, Gelatin and Fruit Pie

Cheese, Gelatin and Fruit PieA beautiful dessert made with gelatin, cream cheese and topped with maraschino cherries. Your guests will enjoy the cool citrus taste enhanced by a tender-crisp vanilla cookie crust.

Recipe Ingredients:

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1 1/2 cups crushed vanilla wafers (about 45)
1 (7-gram) envelope unflavored gelatin
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice, (about 2 lemons)
1 (12-ounce) can NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
1 (14-ounce) can NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened, cut in cubes
1 (15.25-ounce) can sliced peaches, drained
1/2 cup maraschino cherries, blotted dry
1 (3-ounce) package gelatin mix, pineapple-flavored

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF (175ºC).
  2. Melt butter in small saucepan. Stir in cookie crumbs until well blended. Press crumbs onto bottom of ungreased 9-inch springform pan. Bake for 10 minutes.
  3. Dissolve unflavored gelatin in lemon juice in small bowl. Place evaporated and condensed milks, cream cheese and dissolved gelatin in blender; blend until smooth. Pour mixture over crust; refrigerate for 1 hour.
  4. Arrange peaches and cherries on chilled pie. Prepare pineapple gelatin as directed on package. To prevent fruit from floating, pour about 1/4 inch of gelatin over arranged fruit. Refrigerate until slightly set, but not firm. Pour remaining gelatin over the fruit. Refrigerate for several hours or until completely firm.
  5. To Serve: Dip knife in warm water and run around edge to loosen. Remove side of pan.

Makes 8 servings.

*May also use about 30 Maria cookies instead of vanilla wafers.

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® and Meals.com, used with permission.