Raspberry-Pomegranate Party Jell-o

This will be devoured faster than you can say its name.


16-oz bag frozen raspberries
Arils from 1 large pomegranate
2 6-oz boxes raspberry Jell-o


1 8-oz package cream cheese, softened
1 16-oz container of sour cream
powdered sugar

Immerse the pomegranate in a bowl of water, then cut it open and and use your fingers to pry the arils from the husk. Immersing the pomegranate keeps the juice from spraying or staining. ( If you have ever tried it any other way, you’ll know what a great tip this is.)

Spread the frozen berries and the arils in a 9×13 pan.

You’ll start to feel festive already

In a large glass bowl, boil 3.5 cups of water.  Add both boxes of Jell-o and stir well until completely dissolved.  Stir in 3 cups of crushed ice.  Pour Jell-o over berries and put in fridge to set.  (Note:  this is the “quick-set” method and should only take about 30 minutes to set up. The reduced amount of water helps offset the water from the berries and helps the Jell-o to be firm.)

You can serve this as it is, or with whipped cream, or even with non-dairy whipped topping.  (If you must. I’ve heard that some people like that stuff).  But for people you really love, you can add this topping:

Whip softened cream cheese for 2-3 minutes.  Add sour cream and whip again, scraping sides of bowl.  Add powdered sugar to taste–I usually put in about 2/3 cup.  Spread over Jell-o.

Your toddler will volunteer to help with this step

It’s a little tricky to spread the thick topping on the Jell-o. I usually drop blobs of it until it’s somewhat evenly blobbed, and then spread the topping as smoothly as I can.  (If your topping gets a little pink, it’ll still taste good.)

(I forgot to take a picture of this before we covered it with plastic wrap and headed to the party.)

This is a great dish to bring to a gathering if you don’t want leftovers.  Even if you do want leftovers, the happiness on people’s faces might make you glad you shared.

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13 Responses to Raspberry-Pomegranate Party Jell-o

  1. Kristina P. says:

    Oh, my! I am all over that.

  2. Deb says:

    Yummy!!! I’m gonna try it!

  3. Rachel Sue says:

    I am not a big pomegranate fan, but I had this once at a ward function something or other and it was delicious! Thanks for the recipe!

  4. Cheryl says:

    okay. so This sounds yummy! But after reading 4 or 5 posts, really what I want to say in this comment is how much I miss the Wheelers. All of you. I am so happy for your blog and your blogging skills. I envy you. 🙂

  5. Cheryl says:

    but not a wicked envy. just a, “I like your talents a lot” kind of envy. Is that allowed?

    • zstitches says:

      It’s allowed! If I’m going to waste my life away sitting too long at the computer, it’s nice to have someone to enable, I mean validate me. 🙂 Thanks!

  6. Acheté says:

    I love a person who will take the time to scan the Wikipedia article on pomegranates for the correct botanical nomenclature to describe the juice pockets that surround the seed. I also love Party Jello.

  7. the MomB says:

    I want to write a verse that speaks of the drupes and arils of fortune.

  8. ~j. says:

    Aaaaaaaaand…thank you.

    (I learned of arils from a recipe in Real Simple magazine.)

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