Maybe it’s a family barbecue or just a Tuesday night dinner; these vintage Crown Jewel jello recipes (also called broken glass gelatin) add a touch of magic to the menu. So why not give one of them a try?
Dive into this mini-collection and discover how easy it can be to whip up a batch of these jiggly jewels, and see for yourself how they’ve stood the test of time.
Crown Jewel Dessert: Beautiful way to treat company (1957)
When you want a really special treat to draw admiring “ohs” from your guests . . . try this elegant new Jell-O gelatin dessert.
Crown Jewel Dessert recipes (1960s)
Crown Jewel Dessert as a mold, a pie, and a spring-form pan dessert!
Also known as Broken Window Glass Cake, this is a spectacular dessert that fits busy schedules — the gelatin for cubes may be made one day, and the remainder of the dessert can wait until the next day.
Variations of the Crown Jewel Dessert/broken glass dessert
Crown Jewel Jello Pie
Prepare Crown Jewel Dessert, pouring mixture into 2 ladyfinger- or crumb-lined 9-inch pie pans. (To line pie pans with ladyfingers, use about 18 ladyfingers, split. Line the bottoms of the pans; then cut remaining ladyfingers in half crosswise and line the sides of the pans.)
Crown Jewel Cheese Dessert (not pictured)
Prepare Crown Jewel Dessert, substituting 2 packages (3 oz each) cream cheese, beaten with 1/4 cup milk until fluffy, for the whipped topping.
Crown Jewel Mold
Prepare Crown Jewel Dessert, omitting crumb mixture and pouring mixture into a 3-quart mold or 9-inch spring-form pan.