Smarter Than Pancakes

Monday, January 12, 2009

Desperate Times Call for Desperate Measures

Filed under: Desserts,jelled pineapple rings,WW Points — shaye3 @ 9:10 am


This, my friends, is what happens when you know you won’t have many points left after dinner, but you’ve been craving sweets all day.

Gross, huh?  Yet surprisingly not that bad.

Take a tall can of pineapple rings in juice and drain the juice.  Then you dissolve a package of sugar free gelatin with once cup of boiling water, let it cool just a little, pour it back into the can with the pineapple, and throw the whole mess back into the fridge.

After it sets up, you just eject it from the can (warm water around the outside of the can helps), and then slice it between the pineapple slices.

Depending on how much you eat, a serving is just a point or two.  (Plus it has the cool can-line thing going on–like the canned cranberry sauce that people seem to insist on for Thanksgiving.)

Yum.  (Ok, not quite yum, but at least we enjoyed it.)



  1. I think it looks wonderful! And a dab of fat-free cream cheese and a couple of almond slices and it would be a terrific salad!
    I love to munch on frozen grapes in the evening. They’re kinda like a little self-contained sorbet!

    Comment by Kathy — Monday, January 26, 2009 @ 5:47 pm | Reply

  2. I am not a big jello lover either-but, it does come in handy when you are counting calories and need something sweet. I love this idea and I bet the little four year old cook in my house would think it is fun too.

    Comment by Cat — Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 5:31 pm | Reply

  3. Wow, not gross, what a cute idea! I know my kids would love this.

    Comment by Lori — Thursday, March 12, 2009 @ 4:41 pm | Reply

  4. mmmmmMMMMM! That LOOKS YUMMY!

    Comment by Cinda Rae Oliverio — Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 6:09 pm | Reply

  5. This is cool, I am going to try it

    Comment by Quiana — Tuesday, January 5, 2010 @ 2:18 am | Reply

  6. Our family has been making these for years! At Christmas we make one can of green and one of red! They look very festive all sliced up on a plate…and they taste fantastic too! Give it a try 🙂

    Comment by Highlands6000 — Monday, December 24, 2012 @ 5:09 pm | Reply

  7. yummy

    Comment by poopiebear — Friday, May 10, 2013 @ 12:50 pm | Reply

  8. As I crossed the street, I saw a man parked by the donation center taking a juicer out of
    his car. Most high functioning juicers will cost somewhere in the range of $200 to $2,000.
    Most lower- and medium-end juicers on the market use the
    centrifugal method.

    Comment by juicer wheatgrass — Monday, December 1, 2014 @ 2:25 pm | Reply

  9. Which step could you add alcohol?

    Comment by sarah — Wednesday, July 15, 2015 @ 12:05 am | Reply

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