Wednesday, February 6, 2013

RASPBERRY STAINED GLASS VALENTINE DESSERT

This is one of the prettiest desserts I've ever made and it was super easy!

I love the way the heart looks like it's just floating in the center of that creamy white border!  (Which by the way is so delicious because it's made from sweetened condensed milk...yummmm!)

I got this recipe idea from my friend Gail from Purple Hues and Me.  She made these really beautiful Mosaic Dessert Bars last spring.
I made her recipe at Christmas and it was so pretty.  I thought maybe I would try a Valentines Day spin on it.  My original thought was to make lots of little tiny hearts, but, I didn't have a tiny heart cookie cutter, so I just made 4 big ones.
 Don't be alarmed....you invert these on to a plate, so you're looking at what is actually the bottom of the dessert.  When you flip it over, it serves up like this...
Here is the recipe that I adapted from Gails original one.

 RASPBERRY STAINED GLASS VALENTINES DESSERT

2        3oz pkgs. Red jello

2    C boiling water

¼ C cold water
1 envelope knox unflavored gelatin
2/3C  ( ½  can)  sweetened condensed milk
  1. Add 2 cups boiling water to 2 pkgs jello; mix at least 2 min. until completely dissolved. Pour into small shallow food storage container sprayed with cooking spray. Refrigerate 2 hours or until firm.
  2. Sprinkle unflavored gelatin over 1/4 C cold water; let stand 1 min. Stir in 3/4 cups boiling water. Add condensed milk; mix well. Cool slightly.
  3. Cut flavored gelatin into heart shapes with cookie cutter. Place hearts in 8 or 9 inch square pan sprayed with cooking spray. Pour milk mixture over hearts just up to the top edge of them. Refrigerate 2 hours or until firm.
  4. Cut into squares.  Loosen edges with a knife, lift out with a spatula and invert onto plate.
My friend Gail is guest posting over at the Inspiration Cafe today, so you might want to head over and see what she's sharing!
 

Thank you Gail for letting me share my spin on your fabulous recipe! 

22 comments:

  1. Wow Danni! This looks yummy! I am truly amazed at how you created a fabulous new recipe out of a standard old one! This is so unique that I have to pin it! Thanks for the shout out,too!

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  2. That's amazing Danni - I actually thought it was " felt " lol - the first photo looks like something you could hang on the wall!!!
    XOX

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  3. Very pretty, Danni! It's an edible framed heart and you know I love playing around with jellos :-)

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  4. I thought you had ventured into the land of real stained glass. This would be a great ending to a V-Day dinner.

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  5. I thought maybe it was CHOCOLATE! I am afraid of jello-at least trying to get it out of a mold. I tried once and it was a disaster. I have the same problem sometimes with pound cakes! Love your header...so pretty!

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  6. Yummy, romantic and presentable !

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  7. This looks delicious! I have always wanted to try sweetened condensed milk jello, so this could be my opportunity! Pinning this to my recipes to try!

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  8. Wow. Those look delicious and beautiful. How pretty...almost too pretty to eat :)

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  9. Yummm!!! I love anything made with jello! Looks fabulous!

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  10. What a great Valentine treat! I am going to pin this-and try it!!

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  11. how pretty, oh and you could use lots of shapes and colours for any holiday, love it!

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  12. Danni, I'm with Suzan- I thought it was a wall decoration! So perfect! It looks yummy! I will definitely try it. Thanks for sharing the recipe. So glad you visited us and joined. Of course we're joining you right back! Now I'm going to explore your lovely blog!

    Linda and Jeannie at The French Hens Nest

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  13. My grandkids would love this! I would too. I'll have to try it, following you back :)

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  14. Yummy! I'll have to give it a try. So pretty.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  15. What a great recipe! Thank you! If you have time, will you please join The Great Blog Train going on at my place? It just won't be a party without you! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

    http://www.stonecottageadventures.com/

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  16. Wow! You are FAST! Thank you for hopping on board The Great Blog Train! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  17. What a neat edible craft. Visiting from the blog train.

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  18. Yum, yum, yum, I can only imagine how it feels to have the great looking heart floating on a sea of white mousse!

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  19. omg, I thought it was soap! I'm so 'blond' sometimes! Looks awesome... and tasty! ~Paula
    pmctunejones@gmail.com

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  20. Oh I'm so glad you made these! I seen them on Pinterest and they're about the coolest little jellos ever! I glad you had such a success.. they look great :)

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  21. I would love to make this...except my kids are about the only ones in the world who don't like jello. Very pretty!

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  22. Oh, this is a cool idea! And it looks yummy too!

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