Let's face it, you'll receive more fruit baskets around the holidays than you know what to do with. Well here's a great option to make good use of that fresh fruit and have a delicious dessert at the same time.
3 packages (3 oz. each) strawberry flavor gelatin
3 cups boiling water
2 ripe bananas
1 packages (16 oz.) frozen strawberries
1 can (20 oz.) Crushed pineapple
1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
1 cup dairy sour cream or plain yogurt
1/4 cup sugar
Crisp lettuce leaves
In a large bowl, dissolve gelatin in the boiling water. Slice the bananas into gelatin mixture. Add the frozen strawberries and undrained pineapple. Pour half of the mixture into a 13 x 9 inch pan. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm. In a mixer bowl, beat cream cheese with the sour cream and sugar; spread over chilled layer. Gently spoon remaining gelatin mixture on top. Refrigerate until firm, about 2 hours. Cut into squares; serve on the lettuce-lined salad plates. Garnish with additional pineapple, if desired.