A while back I saw a pin that looked like it was some sort of vintage add or a classic recipe for Dole Pineapple slices using jello. Being a mother of three small children that LOVE Jello this pin caught my attention. It seemed easy enough and I thought I would give Pineapple Jello Slices a try!
What you need for Pineapple Jello Slices:
- An 18 ounce can of Pineapple (drained)
- A 3 ounce package of Jello (the flavor of your choice)
How to make your Pineapple Jello Slices:
- Pour off the pineapple juice from your can of Pineapples.
- Next make your jello with half of the water that the box calls for.
- Chill your pineapple and jello cans in the refrigerator until the jello is set.
- To remove the jello from the can once it is set, you need to run a little bit of hot water over the sides of the can to loosen the jello.
- Once the sides are loose, use a can opener to cut off the bottom of the can
- Push the jello and Pineapple mold out of the can and cut between the pineapple slices
- Serve and enjoy
What I learned while making Pineapple Jello Slices:
I have said before that I am not a HUGE fan of reading directions, let alone following them! This is one instance where I had to lean to follow instructions the hard way. It just so happens that I made two cans of Jello and Pineapple slices…It is a good thing that I did, because for some reason I thought it would be just as easy to run hot water over the can and shake it out! WITHOUT
CUTTING THE BOTTOM OF THE CAN!!! Boy was I wrong! haha I squeezed and shook the can until HALF of the jello mold came out. That is right half!
Being who I am, I could not give up at only half a can of jello. Nor I would not stoop to using a can opener now that I have started this “can opener free” quest! So I went back to the sink and turned on the faucet. About 3 minutes and one GIANT jello fart sound later…my glorious jello mold was free!
I was a little smarter with the second can…I used the can opener! It was not as amusing (aka no fart sounds) but it came out in one jello giggling piece!
What I thought about the Pineapple Jello Slices Pin Test:
I thought that this was a fun pin to test. It worked just like they said it would. The only problem that I had with this pin, is that there was not much jello on the pineapple slices in the middle of the can. The top and bottom slices were great, they had lots of jello on them.
Another thing that I didn’t like about this pin test was it was a bit messy. Even without my Anti Can Opener can, I was still covered with jello chunks. After the molds were free from their cans and the slices were cut the mess was not so bad.
I really liked that you could taste the pineapple even in the jello, and tasting them instantly made me think of summer!
Pin Tested~ Kid approved (Well 2 out of 3 kids isn’t bad is it?)