Thursday, September 18, 2008

Jel Ring Mold Recipes - AKA more uses for the Tupperware Jel Ring Mold than you EVER thought possible!

Jell-O No Bake Cheesecake

1 Box Jell-O No Bake Cheesecake
8 Oz. Pkg. Cream Cheese
1 Can Pie Filling, Cherry or Blueberry (or use the pkg. from the box mix)

Prepare crust as per box directions. Prepare filling as per box directions and add cream cheese. Take Jel-Ring Mold and make sure insert is sealed in place. Spread pie filling around bottom of mold. Spread cheesecake filling around on top of pie filling. Spread crust mixture on top of that. Seal and refrigerate 1 hour. Take seal off, invert onto plate or tray. Release middle seal and the cherries will start to drain down the sides.

Hawaiian Jell-O

1 Cup Hot Water
16 Oz. Sour Cream
6 Oz. Pkg. Raspberry Jell-O
20 Oz. Can Pineapple-Undrained

Dissolved Jell-O powder in hot water. Whisk in sour cream, add pineapple (with juice). Pour into Jel-Ring mold and chill 2-3 hours.

Club Sandwich

1 Loaf of Square Sandwich Bread (crusts cut off)
Meats - ham, turkey, bologna, salami (about 2-3 Pkgs.)
Anything else you like on sandwiches.
You will be making 2-3 layers of all the ingredients above.
Place bread slices around bottom of the mold. Press into the grooves, corners will overlap. Layer the ingredients above in order, on top of bread. Press each layer down. Repeat layers again starting with bread, pressing as you go. Depending on thickness of layers, you may be able to get one more layer. End with a layer of bread. Seal and refrigerate for ½ an hour.

Rice Krispies Treat Wreath

Prepare 1 and a half recipes for Rice Krispie Treats (before mixing in cereal, add a few drops of food coloring appropriate to the holiday). Place large seal on Jel-Mold. Spray with Pam, mix Rice Krispie Treat recipe and press into mold. Fill Jel-Mold solid with Rice Krispie Treats. Seal and let cool about 30-45 minutes. Invert onto tray.
** Valentine's Day - Take the treat and push in the top and pull on the bottom to form a heart. Red food coloring, red hots or conversation hearts for decoration. Drizzle with melted chocolate on top.
** Easter - Place candy in the center and mashmallow bunnies and chicks with jelly beans around the outside.
** Halloween - Make 2 and place one upside down then the other right side up on top of each other to make a pumpkin (orange food coloring). Then die small amount of treats green and place in the insert for a stem and place on top. Can use black licorice to make a face.
** Christmas - Use green food coloring in the treats and red M&M's or red hots for berries. Red show licorice to tie a bow on the bottom.

Rainbow Jell-O Mold

3 Small Boxes Jell-O (various colors/flavors)
Boiling Water
Vanilla Ice Cream

Dissolve one small package Jell-O in 1 cup boiling water. Add one cup vanilla ice cream. Stir until melted, pour into Jel-Ring mold. Set in refrigerator 30 minutes. Repeat steps with new layers and colors every 30 minutes. Leave to set in refrigerator for at least 3 hours before serving.

Jell-O Salad Mold

2 Small Boxes Raspberry Jell-O
1 Cup Applesauce
½ Cup Cold Water
2 Cups Boiling Water
1 10 Oz. Pkg. Frozen Raspberries, thawed
½ Cup Chopped Nuts

Dissolve Jell-O in boiling water, add remaining ingredients. Pour into Jel-Ring mold and refrigerate to set.

Creamsicle Jell-O

2 3 Oz. Pkg. Jell-O
2 Cups Hot Water
2 Cups Vanilla Ice Cream, Softened
3 Ice Cubes

In bowl, put in Jell-O powder and add boiling water and mix well. Add ice cubes and mix slowly until ice melts. Add softened ice cream and chop up into little pieces into Jell-O mixture. Pour into Jel-Ring mold, seal completely and place in freezer for about one hour. To unmold: place serving plate in freezer 20 minutes before serving to chill. Remove large seal from mold, place plate over mold and flip over onto plate. Pour 1 cup hot water
into center space of mold for about 10 seconds and remove very slowly.

Low-Fat Strawberry Shortcake

1 Pkg. Frozen Strawberries, thawed
2-3 Cups Cubed Angel Food Cake or Pound Cake
1 Large Pkg. Sugar-Free Strawberry Jell-)
Spread strawberries evenly on bottom of Jel-Ring mold. Add cubed cake pieces. Prepare Jell-O according to directions then pour over cake/strawberries. Chill for at least 24 hours. Invert mold onto 10" Cake Taker tray. Fill center with low fat whipped cream and garnish with fresh strawberries.

Strawberry Angel Food Cake

Fresh Strawberries
Angel Food Cake (prepared with hold in center)
Lg. Box of Strawberry Jell-O (can be sugar free)

Place strawberries in bottom of Jel-Ring mold. Mix Jell-O according to directions on box (except instead of 2 cups hot and 2 cups cold, just use 2 cups hot and 1 cup cold). Pour mixed Jell-O on top of strawberries. Carefully put angel food cake down into the mold on top of the strawberries and Jell-O (do it slowly so that the Jell-O does not spill over the top). The cake will absorb the Jell-O liquid as a sponge. Seal and chill overnight. When
you turn over onto a plate, only the strawberries will be glazed and you will have a pink, moist angel food cake.

Twinkie Dessert

1 Box Twinkies, cut in half the long & short way (4 pieces)
2 10 Oz. Pkgs. of Strawberries, thawed

Place sliced Twinkies into each groove, inside and out. Spoon strawberries in between Twinkies. Seal and freeze for ½ an hour. Invert onto plate or tray. Slice and serve with whipped cream.

Punch Ice Ring

Fill with pre-made punch and slices of fruit (lemons, limes, oranges). Freeze solid. Add to your punch bowls as decoration.

Banana Ice Cream Cake

Slice bananas to fit top to bottom of Jel-Ring mold. Place in grooves around the outside edge of the mold. Place nuts in bottom of ring if desired. Fill halfway with ice cream. Level off and put in a layer of crumbled cookies or nuts, caramel or chocolate sauce. Fill remainder with ice cream. Seal and freeze for at least 24 hours. Invert onto plate, release inner seal. Slice and serve with chocolate, pineapple and strawberry toppings and
whipped cream.

Deviled Egg Mold

1 Pkg. Gelatin Powder
½ Cup Water
1 Tsp. Salt
1 Tbsp. Lemon Juice
¼ Tsp. Worcestershire Sauce
1/8 Tsp. Cayenne Pepper
¾ Cup Mayonnaise
1 ½ Tsp. Onion, grated
½ Cup Celery, finely chopped
¼ Cup Bell Pepper, grated
¼ Cup Pimentos, chopped
4 Eggs, hard boiled and chopped
12 Oz. Black Olives
12 Oz. Spanish Olives

In small saucepan, sprinkle gelatin on water to soften. Place saucepan over low heat and stir until gelatin dissolves. Remove from heat. Add salt, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce and pepper. Cool. Stir in mayonnaise. Fold in onion, celery, bell pepper, pimentos and eggs. Pour into Jel-Ring mold. Chill until firm. Dip into warm water. Place serving tray on top of mold and turn over. Shake mold to remove. Fill center with olives and place
crackers around base.

Lime Jell-O Mold

4 Cups Hot Water
2 Small Pkgs. Lime Jell-O
24 Marshmallows (mini's)
1 Large Can Crushed Pineapple
½ Pint Whipping Cream
1 Cup Chopped Nuts

Dissolve Jell-O in water. Add marshmallows and melt in saucepan over low heat on stove. Let cool until thick. Add pineapple, drained. Whip cream and fold in above mixture. Add nuts and let cool.

Jell-O Veggie

1 Large Pkg. Lemon Jell-O
½ Cup Finely Grated Carrots
½ Cup Finely Cut Half Moon Shaped Celery
½ Cup Small Green Peas
1 Tsp. Vinegar

Dissolve Jell-O per instructions (for firmer Jell-O omit ¼ cup water). Add 1 teaspoon vinegar when Jell-O starts to firm up, fold in veggies. Place small sprigs of celery leaves on top for garnish, or parsley.

Sparkling Sunshine Mold

2 Pkgs. (3 Oz. Each) sparkling Mandarin Orange Gelatin
1 ¼ Cups Boiling Water
2 Cups Cold Lemon-Flavored Club Soda or Seltzer
1 Can (11 Oz.) Mandarin Oranges, Drained
1 Large Red Ruby Grapefruit, peeled, sectioned and coarsely chopped
1 8 Oz. Container Lemon Yogurt
Mandarin Oranges and Mint Leaves for Garnish, optional

Apply inner seal to Jel-Ring Mold. Spray mold with non-stick cooking spray. Wipe out any excess with a paper towel. In bowl, place gelatin; stir in boiling water and continue to stir until gelatin is completely dissolved, about 2 minutes. Refrigerate 15 minutes. Gently stir in club soda. Measure 2 cups of mixture into another bowl and refrigerate until slightly thickened, about 20 minutes. Gently stir in oranges and grapefruit. Spoon into
mold. Refrigerate until set but not firm, about 20 minutes. Meanwhile, refrigerate remaining gelatin until slightly thickened. Gently stir in yogurt. Spoon onto set gelatin in mold. Apply storage seal and chill until mold is firm, about 4 hours. To serve, remove mold from refrigerator and let stand at room temperature 15 minutes. Immense sealed mold in warm water 20-30 seconds. Remove storage seal. Place serving plate over mold and invert
onto plate. Slowly peal off inner seal in a circle and carefully pull upwards. Lift off ring mold slowly.

Ribbon Jell-O

1 Small Box Cherry Jell-O
1 Small Box Blueberry Jell-O
1 Small Box White Grape Jell-O
1 16 Oz. Container Sour Cream

Mix cherry Jell-O according to mold directions on package. Pour into Jel-Ring Mold and chill until firm, approximately 20-30 minutes. Mix white grape Jell-O with 1 cup boiling water. Mix with 2/3 cup sour cream. Pour over top of semi-set first layer. Chill for approximately 20-30 minutes. Mix blueberry Jell-O according to mold directions on package. Pour over top of other two layers. Chill until set. Remove from mold and serve cold

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