Red and Green Christmas Pie

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Farm Journal's Complete Pie Cookbook

Farm Journal's Complete Pie Cookbook

By Nell B. Nichols

Published 1965

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This showy dessert will say Merry Christmas to all who sit at your table


  • 2 (8") Graham Cracker Crumb Crusts
  • 1 (3 oz.) pkg. lime flavor gelatin
  • 2 c. hot water
  • 1 c. sweetened canned grapefruit juice
  • 1 (3 oz.) pkg. cherry flavor gelatin
  • 1 c. orange juice
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • ¼ c. cold water
  • 1 c. pineapple juice
  • ½ c. sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • ½ c. heavy cream, whipped


  • Dissolve lime gelatin in 1 c. hot water; add grapefruit juice. Pour into a shallow pan; chill. Dissolve cherry gelatin in remaining 1 c. hot water; add orange juice. Pour into a shallow pan; chill.
  • Soften unflavored gelatin in ¼ c. cold water. Heat pineapple juice to boiling; add softened gelatin and stir until it is dissolved. Chill until mixture thickens (a little thicker than unbeaten egg white). Add sugar and vanilla to whipped cream and fold into pineapple-gelatin mixture.
  • Cut lime and cherry gelatins in small cubes with a knife. Fold into pineapple and whipped-cream mixture, saving out a few cubes of both colors.
  • Spoon into pie shells. Chill. To serve, garnish with reserved gelatin cubes and, if desired, with whipped cream.