Sunday, March 2, 2014


Here you go Morgan, a family recipe that my mother made for many years.  The original recipe is from Marjorie Standish.  She was a Maine cook who has a couple of cookbook.  A staple cookbook found in many Maine kitchens.   This dessert is light and fluffy.  Great for after a heavy meal.     


one can (14 1/2 ounce) can of chilled evaporated milk 
one 3-ounce package of lime gelatin
1 and 3/4 cups boiling water
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup lime juice
2 teaspoon of lemon juice

2 cups of gram cracker crumbs (save some to sprinkle over the top)
1/2 cup of melted butter

In a small bowl add the jello and the boiling water, set in the refrigerator until cold.  Don't allow the jello to set because you will have pieces of lime jello in your dessert.  Whip the evaporated milk until it holds up in peaks.  

Remove the jello from the fridge and mix with your hand mixer then add the juices and the sugar and mix. Pour the jello mixture into the whipped evaporated milk.   Fold the two mixtures together and scrape to the bottom of the bowl to make sure you have the mixture blended well. Add a tiny amount of green food coloring.  Pour this into the lined 9x13 inch gram cracker lined pan.   Sprinkle some of the crumbs over the top of the jello mixture.   Place in fridge until set.  Cut in squares and serve.   

Hope In Every Season


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