• Low sodium
  • Low Sugar
  • Vegetarian

Cherry Pineapple Delight

Make this refreshing dessert for anyone with a sweet tooth.


Prep and cook time

Prep Time: 15 min., Refrigerate: 4 hr. 45 min.


  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 package (8-serving size) sugar-free cherry gelatin
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 20-oz. can pineapple chunks in juice, not drained
  • 1 11-oz. can mandarin oranges in juice, drained
  • 16 large ice cubes


  1. Pour boiling water into a large bowl. Add the gelatin and cinnamon to boiling water. Stir for at least 2 minutes until gelatin is completely dissolved.
  2. Drain pineapple, reserving the juice. Add enough ice (or cold water) to the juice to measure 1 ½ cups. Add the gelatin mixture and stir until the ice is completely melted.
  3. Refrigerate for about 45 minutes or until the gelatin is slightly thickened (consistency of unbeaten egg white).
  4. Reserve ¼ cup each of the pineapple and orange. Add remaining pineapple and oranges to gelatin. Pour into 1 ½-quart serving bowl.
  5. Refrigerate for 4 hours or until firm. Garnish with the reserved pineapple and oranges.

Nutritional information

Serving size: ½ cup; 41 calories, 10g carbohydrates, 0g total fat, 1g protein, 1g total fiber

Recipe credit

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute