Rainbow Fruit Delight

From Easter brunch to baby and bridal showers, those family gatherings demand dishes that delight a crowd. Whatever the occasion, your guests will savor the light and airy texture of this creamy, fruit-filled centerpiece dish. It owes its dreamy texture to evaporated milk.

Hint: For a festive Easter dish: After placing the mold on the platter, toss green tinted coconut around it and top with your favorite jelly beans to give it an Easter basket effect. The kids will love it.

Coat a 9x5-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.

Nonstick cooking spray

1 package (3 ounces) orange-flavored gelatin

1 1/2 cups boiling water, divided

1/2 cup mandarin oranges, drained

2 cans (12 ounces each) Carnation Evaporated Milk, chilled, divided

1 package (3 ounces) lemon-flavored gelatin

1/2 cup crushed pineapple, drained

1 package (3 ounces) strawberry-flavored gelatin

1/2 cup frozen strawberries (about 8) thawed, drained

For Mandarin Orange Layer - Dissolve orange gelatin in 1/2 cup boiling water in small bowl. Let stand for 10 minutes. Place dissolved gelatin, mandarin oranges and 1 cup evaporated milk in blender; cover. Puree for 10 seconds or until well blended. Pour into loaf pan.

Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until set.

For Pineapple Lemon Layer - Follow process for Mandarin Orange Layer substituting lemon gelatin and crushed pineapple. Pour mixture over Mandarin Orange Layer. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until set.

For Strawberry Layer - Follow process for Mandarin Orange Layer substituting strawberry gelatin and strawberries. Pour mixture over Pineapple Lemon Layer. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.

To unmold: Run point of knife around top of pan. Dip pan into a large pan of warm water for 15 to 20 seconds. Lift from water. Place serving platter on top of pan. Invert mold and platter together, shake slightly to loosen. Gently remove mold. Cut into slices and serve.

More Easter recipes:
Berrylicious Bunny Cake
Blossom Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes
Cheesy Bacon & Egg Brunch Casserole
Chocolate Chip Easter Baskets
Egg-Ceptional Easter Nests