1 (8 oz.) can crushed pineapple in juice, undrained
2 cups boiling water
1 (8 serving size) or 2 (4 serving size) pkgs. orange jello sugar gelatin
1 3/4 cups thawed Cool Whip whipped topping
1 (11 oz.) can mandarin orange segments, drained
1 cup miniature marshmallows
1/2 cup coconut (optional)

Drain pineapple, reserving juice. Add enough cold water to the juice to make 1 cup. Stir boiling water into gelatin in a large bowl for 2 minutes or until completely dissolved. Stir in measured pineapple liquid. Refrigerate 1.5 hours or until slightly thickened (consistency of unbeaten egg whites). Stir in whipped topping with wire whisk until smooth. Refrigerate for 10 minutes or until mixture will mound. Stir in pineapple, oranges, marshmallows, and coconut. Spoon into a 6-cup jello mold> Refrigerate 4 hours until firm. Unmold onto a chilled platter.

Yield: 10 servings


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