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Summer Dessert

Servings: 8
To me this is the "perfect" dessert to serve on a warm summer's day or on a balmy evening when you want a little something that's sweet and refreshing. Great to serve at a barbeque, or wrap well in plastic, keep chilled in a cooler and bring to a picnic such as a 4th of July or Cananda Day celebration.

1 package lemon flavored jello
1 cup sliced fresh fruit * (see note below)
2 1/2 cups milk
2 tbsp. sherry wine (optional)
1 package vanilla pudding mix
A selection of fresh strawberries, melon, plums, apricots, raspberries, cherries or blueberries
Fresh mint leaves (optional)

Prepare jello using quick set method as directed on package. When slightly thickened, stir in sliced fruit. Spoon into a 6-cup (1.5 liter) glass serving bowl or individual dessert dishes; chill.

Meanwhile, prepare pudding layer. Pour milk and sherry into mixing bowl. Add pudding mix and beat at lowest speed of mixer until smooth. Pour over jello in bowl (or individual dessert dishes). Chill for 30 minutes.

To serve, arrange fruit pieces and mint around rim of bowl (or individual dessert dishes).

Makes 8 servings.

Do not use fresh kiwi, pineapple or papaya.

Source: DianasDesserts.com
Date: June 9, 2003