Sawdust Salad

Sawdust Salad

19 Reviews 1 Pic
  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    15 m
  • Ready In

    2 h 30 m
DTHOMRN
Recipe by  DTHOMRN

“This is a fruit salad/dessert which my family has always called Sawdust Salad because of the toasted coconut on top.”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 12 servings

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the lemon and orange gelatin powders and add the boiling water. Stir until the powders are dissolved, then stir the drained pineapple and marshmallows into the mixture and chill until firm.
  2. While the gelatin mixture is chilling, whisk together the pineapple juice, sugar, eggs and flour in a medium saucepan and cook over medium heat until thick. Stir constantly and do not allow mixture to scorch. Remove from heat and let before spreading over the congealed gelatin mixture.
  3. Toss the sliced bananas with the lemon juice to prevent browning of the fruit. Drain the fruit and layer the sliced bananas over the custard mixture.
  4. Mix the whipped topping mix as directed on the packages and beat in the cream cheese until smooth. Spread over the bananas and sprinkle with the toasted coconut. Chill for several hours before serving.

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Reviews (19)

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LOIS S
14

LOIS S

I made this to serve at a potluck. The recipe was not too clear. When adding hot water to the gelatin powder, no amount of water was given. Since there were 2 packages of jello I used a total of 4 cups of water. I think there were too many marshmallows. Half the amount would be plenty. I heated the jello, added the marshmallows and melted them. The topping was very good but had a tendency to "slide" when the salad was cut into squares. The overall taste was good. I would make it again but with changes.

Homeward Hearts
12

Homeward Hearts

This was good, but I would make a few changes next time. Our family uses cheese instead of coconut (like others mentioned). I think doubling the custard would be great, and halving the marshmallows. Definitely worth trying - it took me years to taste it and now I love it!

KJB357
12

KJB357

I made this because I wanted a different jello salad for a Sunday dinner. It was totally awesome. Worth the effort. My family loved it. Thanks for the recipe, Diana. I will make it again and again.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (12 total)

  • Calories
  • 485 cal
  • 24%
  • Fat
  • 10.3 g
  • 16%
  • Carbs
  • 92.1 g
  • 30%
  • Protein
  • 5 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 56 mg
  • 19%
  • Sodium
  • 199 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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