Monday, March 22, 2021

Vintage Canned Dole Pineapple Slices in Jello-1950's Advertisement

Pineapple and ham are a match made in heaven... How about adding a retro twist to any holiday and serving some Canned Pineapple Slices in Jello. We're basically mixing up some Jello Jigglers and pouring it around the fruit in the can, creating a colorful side dish (and conversation starter:@) I've read that this Dole advertisement is from the 50's. And while Dole says you can simply push the Jello out of the can... Ah, no. As with any Jello mold, it works best to warm the outside of the can first. Your pineapple may come in a can with a pull tab lid these days, that's ok as long as the other end can be opened with a can opener. You'll shake or push it out of the can opener end. This really did look cool folks and the boys got a kick out of it.

No special mold required, it's made right in the pineapple can.
Dole obviously made it with lime Jello, I used orange, any flavor would be great.
And I'm guessing kids would love this with a Hawaiian Punch flavored red Jello:@)

Pineapple Slices in Jello-from Dole
20 oz-ish can pineapple slices in juice
Four serving size Jello, any flavor
1/2 C boiling water
1/2 C cold water
  1. Open pineapple, leave slices in can and drain juice. (Use juice in this great marinade for grilling here.)
  2. Dissolve Jello in boiling water, stir in cold water.
  3. Carefully fill can with Jello, you may have a little left over.
  4. Center pineapple in can and place in refrigerator until set. At least 4 hours, preferably overnight.
  5. Unmold: What I did... 
  6. Open other end of can with can opener. Place plastic wrap over each open end. Run hot water around the can for a minute or so.
  7. Dry can well, remove plastic wrap and shake out of cut end of can. I then allowed it to re-chill a little longer in the fridge.
  8. Use pineapple slices as your guide, cut and enjoy!
Make something just for fun this Easter, 
and have a happy day:@)

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  1. It does look cool! I love ham and pineapple but Jello not so much...but this is definitely a conversation starter!

  2. Hi, Lynn! My Mom would make this and then put maraschino cherries stuffed down the middle. They bled red into the pineapple and it was really pretty. Perfect for Easter or Spring! Hugs, Sandi

  3. I’ve never seen that ad and recipe, Lynn! I’m sure the boys did like the idea. It would be fun to try with my family. Thanks for the idea!


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