Raspberry Layered Jello


Raspberry Layered Jello- with lots of fruit- great for the holidays!

This layered jello is a tradition for my family.  We eat this every Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner.

It’s nice to have a dish that is not so heavy to go with those carb-dominated meals.

Plus it brings a nice pop of color to your holiday menu!  And it’s easy!!

So, here’s what you need.  Plus some water…

jello ingredients

Follow the recipe below, then layer half of the jello in your pan.  Place in fridge til set.

layer 1 raspberry jello

Add a layer of sour cream.  Yes, sour cream.  It goes great with the sweet and tart of the fruit and jello.

layer 2 raspberry jello

Then add the rest of the jello to make the top layer.  Refrigerate again, until set.

layer 3 raspberry jello

It’s ready to eat!!  Super easy.  You can even make it a day or two ahead of time.  Won’t that be helpful on those busy holiday mornings, to already have at least one dish done and ready to go!?

Raspberry Layered Jello recipe- perfect side dish for the holidays


Raspberry Layered Jello


  • 1 large and 1 small boxes of raspberry jello (can use strawberry, or a combination of both)
  • 1 bag frozen raspberries (can substitute canned cranberries, or diced fresh strawberries)
  • 3 bananas- mashed
  • 1, 20 oz can crushed pineapple
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • Approx. 1 cup sour cream


  1. Boil the water, then measure our two cups and pour into a large mixing bowl. Add the jello mixes and whisk until the jello powder is dissolved. Add all the fruit, and stir to combine.
  2. Pour half of jello mixture in a 9×13 inch dish. Place in fridge to cool and allow jello to set. At least an hour.
  3. Remove from fridge and cover jello with a layer of sour cream. Spread with an offset spatula to get an even layer.
  4. Carefully add remaining jello on top of sour cream. Refrigerate again until top layer of jello is set. At least another hour.
  5. Store in fridge until ready to eat.


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5 thoughts on “Raspberry Layered Jello

  1. I often use whole canned cranberries in this if I can’t get raspberries. I keep cranberries in the pantry. This recipe came from my Aunt Norma (Becky’s mom) when I was a little girl. It appeared at every holiday thereafter.

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